When opportunity knocks Abbott grabs the moment and liesRemember the Alfalfa Club and the photo shoot Murdoch organized to boost Abbott's image "BUSTED".
Besides being a pathological liar, Tony Abbott is a noted pugilist who in the past has thrown a few himself, particularly at women.
At university, he kicked in a glass panel door when defeated in an election.
Referred to a women Chairperson as “Chairthing”.
He was accused of assaulting a woman at University and later acquitted. He was defended by a QC and the girl defended herself.
Another woman accuses him of throwing punches at her. And hitting either side of a wall she was standing against. He says it never happened but others collaborated her story.
He threatens to punch the head in of Lindsay Foyle who disagreed with him on a women’s right to an abortion.
In 1978 a young teacher by the name of Peter Woof bought assault charges against Abbott. He punched him in the face. It never went anywhere. Abbott was represented by a legal team of six and the young man could not afford to defend himself.
And he did punch out Joe Hockey’s lights during a rugby match.
So one could be forgiven if your first thoughts on the head-butting incident were that Tony was just telling another lie in order to draw attention to himself. In fact, it’s a tribute to his reputation that you would do so.
He didn’t report the assault to police but he could tell radio shock jocks Andrew Bolt and Ray Hadley. He is acting exactly the way he did in the Republican campaign. Change the subject. Make it about anything else but the matter at hand.
It had the putrid smell of yet another Abbott lie all over it. One that wouldn’t pass the proverbial pub test. Or to put it another way, when Aristotle was asked what a man could gain by telling lies he thought for a while then answered; “Never to be credited when he speaks the truth.” J.Lord