It’s been a particularly difficult bushfire season and it seems like everything is on fire. But while Australia is burning, our Prime Minister Scott Morrison appears to have taken a leaf from Harold Holt and disappeared off the face of this charred earth without a single trace.
We thought we were being paranoid but after some digging, it seems like something fishy is afoot.
When the bushfires started getting out of hand in NSW and QLD at the beginning of November, Scotty was going around and offering “thoughts and prayers” to the poor victims while ignoring calls for action on climate change.
After a few more days of rubbing shoulders and posing for photos, Scott Morrison just… disappeared from the public eye. No phone call, text or a final “thoughts and prayers.” He just upped and went.
His most recent Facebook post was a thing about drought relief from November 14 while his most recent tweet was from November 12. That’s the longest period of time between social posts we’ve gotten from ol’ mate and it’s starting to worry us.
So to sum up the situation so far, Australia is in the midst of a terrible bushfire crisis and Scott Morrison, who is our Prime Minister and our country’s leader by the way, has gone AWOL rather than helping to lead this country out of trouble.
Not sure if playing the Harold Holt card at this particular point in time is the best move for Scotty. Then again, our Deputy PM has been going around telling people he knows more about bushfires than scientists so perhaps they know something we don’t know. Just sayin’.
We’re far from the only ones who have noticed Scott Morrison’s conspicuous absence as the folks on Twitter have started trending “#WheresScotty” and “#HaroldHolt” hashtags to highlight our PM’s convenient disappearance from the public eye.
Can’t imagine this Harold Holt-esque move has anything to do with former Australian fire chiefs saying the Coalition ignored their advice because they didn’t want to talk about climate change, or the increasing number of frustrated farmers who want action on climate change from Scotty.
Now no one really knows what exactly is going on with Scott Morrison and his sudden disappearance mid-bushfire season. Hell, he might just be taking a few sick days off because giving out all those “thoughts and prayers” to folks who have lost their homes in the blaze can take a toll.
Or perhaps his staff took his phone away from him and put him in the time out corner.
Okay, it appears someone has spotted a Scott Morrison out in the wild!
Ol’ mate was spotted rubbing shoulders with folks at the record-breaking Sydney to London Qantas flight.
Cool, after you’re done, Scott, maybe shift your attention back to the bushfires. Those are still going on in case you didn’t know.