QANDA …… I mentioned this program earlier in the week, principally to alert fellow bloggers to the fact that Tim Blair would be out in the light, and on national television. Well, I have to say, he certainly didn’t disappoint. The quips, snide asides and oblique references like the differences between science and scientists as an explanation for climate change, in general, I think sailed entirely over the heads of the studio audience, and most probably the viewing audience as well. I noticed several vacant spaces after tongue-in-cheek remarks and somehow I don’t think Bill Shorten has much regard for him. It’s pretty clear that Tim’s sense of humour is something uniquely ‘Tim’.
I have to say I was mildly impressed by Bill Shorten. Only mildly though. His political opposite, Greg Hunt, I found to be the evening’s boofhead without any doubt. The man has no presence, no charisma and doesn’t portray well on television. Every time he opened his gob, there was a foot hovering so very close. Angela Conway? Quite frankly I fail to understand why the ABC invited her onto the program. She was like vanilla icecream. Cold, soft, no flavour to speak of and easily finished with.
The standout for me was the person I thought would be a real goose. How wrong could I have been. She didn’t have a lot to say, but every single time she opened her mouth, pearls dropped out. Well done, Elizabeth Ann Macgregor! You actually made a mediocre showing worth the time. Just goes to prove how wrong one can be in judging people by their professions. Although in Blairs case, I still regard such judgement as entirely accurate.