Prime Minister Scott Morrison has fronted Parliament this morning in an attempt to give his version of the Big Important Historic Speech™ following his Government’s previous coronavirus shutdown announcements. In the process, however, he resorted to thoughts-and-prayersism, assuring Australians that his “prayer knees” were copping a significant workout throughout the course of the growing crisis.
Morrison addressed Parliament earlier this morning, invoking the “spirit of the ANZACs,” our “Great Depression generation,” and “those who built the Snowy” in mounting a new defence of Australia, in what was at times quite blatantly a War Time address.
Morrison stated that “
Additionally, he referred to the scale of the pandemic, asserting that it was “
But the real kicker came towards the end of his speech, where Morrison asserted “
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He doesn’t have a lot of notes to play, old Scotty, but he’s gonna play them no matter how out of tune they are.Image: Getty Images / Sam Mooy