So unhinged are The Greens that Senator Jordon Steele-John has already expressed faux outrage before former PM Tony Abbott has slid a foot under his new desk to help the UK negotiate trade deals post Brexit.
What a surprise to see the steely focus on identity politics – age, race, wealth and gender – the four least relevant metrics to determine his ability to produce in the role.
As ever, Abbott Derangement Syndrome reigns supreme. That even out of office, The Greens have to howl at the moon with no evidence it is bad for Australia.
Tony Abbott is entitled to a pension post serving as PM. If the Senator has such a bee in his bonnet over the retirement allowance granted to former leaders, perhaps he should propose a policy to overturn it.
Yet to make out that Australian taxpayers are paying him to sell out Australia is just nonsense.
The Brits want someone to negotiate trade deals in a post Brexit world. A former PM is likely to have a few contacts in his Rolodex to be able to expedite execution.
Perhaps the Senator might sound mildly more intelligent if he suggested that Australia is not obliged to accept any proposal made by the UK body run by Abbott. If we choose a duff trade deal with the UK that is 100% on us for poor due diligence, not Mr Abbott.
This is why we are always in amazement that anyone can vote Green. They are so out of touch with reality.
Who could forget the Greens promoting a domestic violence activist who suggested that firefighters go home and beat their wives. Seriously?
When journalists and other politicians with such views retire perhaps they should declare they be held to the exact guidelines they demand of Mr Abbott. We know for sure if Kevin Rudd or Julia Gillard were selected by UK PM Boris Johnson we wouldn’t hear a peep.