At a press conference this morning, Prime Minister Tony Abbott reaffirmed his commitment to the leadership of the government and declared that he “won’t be distracted” by “trivial things,” like the laser pointer that I brought to the event.
The declaration came just minutes into the address after I got him once in each pupil.
Despite the assurances, several of Abbott’s statements regarding the reintroduction of legislation for a GP Co-payment and his handling of the Triggs Report were stilted, and ultimately cut short by extended pauses, in which his eyes darted back and forth at rapid speed, tracking the pointer’s progress across the room, when it wasn’t directly in his eyes.
“I am just trying to get on with government,” the Prime Minister said. “I appreciate that not everyone is, perhaps, happy with my leadership, but we have begun the consultative process and we will not be distra– please stop that,” Abbott stated while shielding his eyes on account of my laser pointer.
The laser pointer I used was a Logitech R400 Wireless Presenter in Black. It retails at Officeworks for $79.00.
At the time of publication, Abbott was quickly losing patience with me, but I was still getting him right in the damn eyes.