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Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Here's to you, Martin Parkinson (lyrics)


Joe Hockey hung the Treasury boss Martin Parkinson out to dry today. Offered two opportunities to endorse him in the role he declined.


Mr Hockey pointedly refused to express confidence in the present head of the Treasury Dr Martin Parkinson who would be head of his department should Mr Hockey become Treasurer.

He had “deep reservations” about the numbers presented in the budget.

When told Dr Parkinson had taken ownership of those numbers saying they were the work of the Treasury rather than the Treasurerhe said he “would have expected Dr Parkinson to say nothing different” because he was “quite appropriately a servant of the government”.

Mr Hockey’s “starting point” was to “give public servants the benefit of the doubt about their intentions and their preparedness to work with us”.



Here's the song. Music by Simon and Garfunkel. Lyrics by the ever-clever Stephen Long:



And here's to you, Martin Parkinson

Swanny loves you more than you will know (wo wo wo)

God bless you please, Martin Parkinson

Hockey holds a place for those who sway

Hey hey hey, hey hey hey


We'd like to know a little bit about you for our files

We'd like to help you learn to help yourself

Look around you all you see are Coalition eyes

Tough pre-election outlook, or you go


And here's to you, Martin Parkinson

Swanny loves you more than you will know

wo wo wo


God bless you please, Martin Parkinson

Hockey holds a place for those who sway

Hey hey hey, hey hey hey


Hide the revenue in a place where pollies never go

Put it in your pantry with your tax reform

It's a little secret just the Parkinson affair

Most of all, you've got to hide it from the spivs


Coo coo ca-choo, Martin Parkinson

Swanny loves you more than you will know

wo wo wo


God bless you, please, Martin Parkinson

Hockey holds a place for those who sway

Hey hey hey, hey hey hey


Sitting in the Treasury on a Sunday afternoon

Looking at the candidates' debate

Laugh about it, shout about it when you've got to choose

Every way you look at it you lose...








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