Some days it seems that the only reason Tony Abbott opens his mouth is to remove a foot that’s got a little too wet and replace it with a fresh one.
Today, in talking about his paid parental leave scheme, Tony described how it was going to be of particular benefit to women in top executive roles, saying:
If we want women of that calibre to have families, and we should, well we have to give them a fair dinkum chance to do so.
news.com.au, Abbott: ‘Paid parental leave scheme for women of calibre’, 2013-05-07
Tony has taken various opportunities to accuse the government of waging “class warfare” – today he demonstrates he’s well and truly in the thick of it, himself. Is it his hope that well-paid women having babies will lead to more LNP voters? Or more well paid people in general?
Tony demonstrates his desire to give every well paid woman – every top executive woman, a leg up over women of poorer socio-economic circumstances. After all, those woman of poorer socio-economic circumstances clearly get too many advantages compared to their higher paid sisters.
Tony probably thinks we should all stand back and cry “Bravo!”, applauding his chivalry.
Sounds more like snobbery to me.