Right, well, the BIG news this morning is that NSW Premier Mike Baird announced his shock resignation from politics. He released a statement on Twitter that said something about achieving his goals and all that. No mention of the lockouts, greyhound backflip, or that time he sacked mayors and councillors from 42 councils one Thursday morning. Weird!

But the other big news is that everybody’s making the same joke: something something Casino Mike something lockouts something *hiccup* say hi to P-a-a-acker! [Burps, loudly.]

Sure, some reactions to his resignation have been nice – mostly from other politicians, and one or two in his mentions.


And more than a few have been salty as hell:


But mostly, everyone’s having a bloody great time with the gags this morning.

Baird might have been a popular premier in some parts of NSW, but ‘Twitter’ wasn’t one of them.


Of course, some are asking why he resigned after barely two-and-a-half years in the job – and only halfway through his government’s term. His predecessor Barry O’Farrell famously resigned in 2014 after the Independent Commission Against Corruption proved he had indeed received a $3,000 bottle of Grange from Australian Water Holdings executive Nick Di Girolamo, a fact he’d previously denied.

So naturally – what with the many, many divisive issues that have dominated headlines over the last 12 months – more than a few people out there are wondering what kind of scandal is about to drop.


Shut up, Henno.


Photo: Instagram / Mike Baird.