Tony Abbott is a Spanker

By DeusExMacintosh

50 Shades of Grey

Federal Opposition Leader Tony Abbott has admitted he’s not only a reader of “mummy porn”, the steamy sub-genre of literature featuring descriptions of sex scenes, he has a preferred author.

Mr Abbott told the Sydney Triple M breakfast show The Grill Team, that he had read both The Bride Stripped Bare by Australian author Nikki Gemmell and Fifty Shades of Grey by British writer E. L. James and that he prefers the homegrown variety.

When asked if he had read the best selling book, Mr Abbott admitted he had. “I’ve read Fifty Shades of Grey,” he said. “I think it’s a bit of an eye opener.

“It was interesting, but, I must say … Nikki Gemmell has a book, The Bride Stripped Bare, which I think is a much better book.”

Brisbane Times


  1. Marlowe
    Posted August 6, 2012 at 9:37 pm | Permalink

    …. Did not need to know that

  2. kvd
    Posted August 7, 2012 at 3:31 am | Permalink

    Three posts in a row on FSOG! Who says this blog is not topical? Or should that be “heavily into bondage”. Phwooaarrr 😉

  3. derrida derider
    Posted August 7, 2012 at 12:05 pm | Permalink

    So finally – the Mad Monk says something wih which I can unreservedly agree. Gemmell’s book is not bad, James’ is unreadable.

  4. Posted August 7, 2012 at 3:40 pm | Permalink

    I wonder if Gemmell is lifting up a corner of the carpet and attempting to hide beneath as we speak. IIRC, like most arty types, she’s quite the lefty…

  5. Jonathan D
    Posted August 8, 2012 at 9:06 am | Permalink

    [email protected], would you be bothered if a leader you opposed politically commended your writing? I find that sort of reaction hard to imagine, but then, I’m a long way from in that situation myself, so what do I know?

  6. Posted August 8, 2012 at 9:31 am | Permalink

    I wouldn’t like to be endorsed by a politician from either side, to be honest, because people assume you then agree with that politician’s policies/views.

    I’ve had this happen to me; the politician in question was Nick Bolkus. He wrote me a fawning letter and then talked about it on a radio show at some point in the next few days. It was hard to live down and friends kept asking to see ‘the greasy Bolkus letter’.

    When it comes to someone other than a politician, though, I’m cruisy. I remember getting endorsed by Miranda Devine and David Marr, and attacked by Michael Danby, all in the same week. Since the former two are both really bright but also hate each other’s guts, while the latter is the sort of bloke who reads the Daily Mail with his lips moving, I was actually rather chuffed.

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