Man of Steel Meets the Caped Crusader

Posted: September 20, 2007 in Australian Politics, Batman
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On Monday I saw this picture in the Herald Sun and was shocked. Batman was shaking hands with Australian Prime Minister John Howard. Why would the Dark Knight Detective be meeting with John Howard, especially since the PM is not the type of person that Batman would befriend. Anyone who has read Frank Miller’s excellent ‘Batman: Year 1’ story would know that after the Joker and Two Face that Batman’s major nemesis is corrupt and dishonest politicians. We also know that Mr Howard is perhaps the poster child for dishonest politicians, as he is the man who has told more lies than Pinocchio. (Oh wait, they weren’t lies, they were NON CORE PROMISES)

Also in his guise as billionaire Bruce Wayne, Batman is one of the biggest employers in the comic book world. He is known as a fair and generous employer who pays his employees above award wages. I am sure that Mr Wayne would be shocked to know that he has shaken hands with the person who has been responsible for our Work Choices legislation, which enables employers like Mr Wayne to legally screw their workers. Sure Mr Howard assures us that with the removal of Unfair Dismissal Laws bosses cannot fire an employee for reasons of race, gender, sexual orientation or religion BUT, the legislation also states that a boss does not have to give a reason for sacking an employee. (Can anyone else see the contradiction?!) This legislation is more likely to be supported by Lex Luthor than Bruce Wayne.

Batman is also portrayed in the comic books as a lefty. Perhaps the only person who has not written Batman in this way is Frank Miller in his current run on the totally insane ‘All Star Batman and Robin The Boy Wonder’, where Batman is shown as being a perverted lunatic who kidnaps twelve year old boys, drives the Batmobile for days on end, runs over police and spouts the most hilariously bad dialogue ever. Perhaps the ‘Goddamn’ Batman would support Howard but every other version would be against Howard’s treatment of Aborigines and Muslims, as well as his undying love and support for President Bush. (I do know that Batman saved President Reagan’s life from KGBeast)

Perhaps Batman was in Sydney for APEC because the NSW Police had intelligence (ha ha) that the Joker was going to disrupt the proceedings. (Turns out that it was actually the jokers from The Chaser who did this!) I think that maybe Howard has hired the world’s greatest detective to try and find out the reason his popularity has slipped so much ever since Kevin Rudd became leader of the opposition? Perhaps Howard is just trying to get his photo taken with someone who is more popular than he is? (Mmm, I think even Osama bin Laden is more popular than Little Johnny!)

Also there have been reports in the media today that the government has leaked a report that Labor’s Kevin Rudd had a heart operation 10 years ago. WELL AT LEAST KEVIN RUDD HAS A HEART, WHICH IS SOMETHING THAT CANNOT BE SAID FOR THE MEAN SPIRITED JOHN HOWARD!!!


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