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I'm a surfer.

One of the things I like about surfing is the wildlife.

I’ve been up close with dolphins, penguins and turtles. I’ve even been smacked in the face by a wet fish.

But this week the wildlife at Manly beach was somewhat more malevolent.

I didn’t spot a shark….

…instead, I came across another scary creature in the line-up: Tony Abbott in a wetsuit.

Turns out he was a better PM than he is a surfer. Hard to believe, I know.

Part of me wanted to paddle over and tell him what I thought of the Abbott years.

We sometimes talk about what to do if you bump into one of your heroes at the airport. But what do you do if you bump into an anti-hero?

Would it be possible to say anything that changed a politician’s mind?

It’s not the first time I’ve seen him in the surf, so if there are some good suggestions, I will paddle over next time and chat to him.

Photo by Silas Baisch on Unsplash


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