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IN PLAIN SIGHT: Andrew Wilkie’s crew dresses to the left

Those Liberals thinking they’d win over leftist independent and pokies errorist Andrew Wilkie to the Coalition’s cause any time soon should probably note the presence of a young lad Django Merope-Synge on his staff.

Mr Merope-Synge is a keen anti-nuclear crusader and lefty United Nations role-player nerd. His boss in the office is Peter Tucker, formerly of the Tasmanian Heritage Council and lefty academic.

The young lefty is involved in running an essay competition honouring perhaps federal Labor’s maddest and baddest ever federal ALP Leader, Doc Evatt, whose main achievement was hunting down most of the anti-communists from the party in 1955. Evatt’s efforts made Labor unelectable for most of a generation, much as implementing the extreme and ill-considered Wilkie policies on pokies would have insulted tens if not hundreds of thousands of working people by insisting they carry a pokies ID card even though they have no problem gambling issue at all.

Mr Merope-Synge has also toured Ireland, in search of magic mushrooms and pagan festivals while reading the poetry of Yeats, according to this account.

We suspect Django Hyphen-Hyphen would decline orders to engage in Hitler salutes, although he might salute Hans Blix and various United Nations notables if there was half a chance of a UN internship.

In the below video Django Merope-Synge explains his meetings with Hans Blix, where they earnestly discussed nuclear disarmament.


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  1. Django Hyphenx2 is undoubtedly a virgin.

    Posted by Anonymous | February 2, 2012, 10:58
  2. Not if he works under Wilkie!

    Posted by kevin | February 2, 2012, 11:35
  3. Fat little slob, isn’t he?
    Should go on diet and eat fewer twinkies.

    Posted by kevin | February 2, 2012, 11:36
  4. Is Django Merope-Synge a real name or some “Rhiannon” style deed poll effort? If it is a real name what nationality is it?

    Posted by Harry Lime | February 2, 2012, 13:55
  5. Poor kid, must have had a hard time with the lads at school etc. Strange parents ?

    Posted by David | February 2, 2012, 15:50
  6. Peter Tucker is extremely well known in Tasmania as associated with the Liberal Party.

    Posted by Renlo | February 2, 2012, 16:34
  7. I bet he’s still sporting that lame hippy ‘fro, too. What a fuckwit.

    Posted by Jeremy | February 2, 2012, 16:58
  8. Django Merope-Synge –> sounds like someone changed their name to this cryptic crap to make themselves feel special.

    Posted by Anonymous | February 2, 2012, 18:24
  9. Why contraception should be readily available to everyone!!

    Posted by Annon (for good reason) | February 2, 2012, 19:22
  10. I agree that “Doc” Evatt was nearly as bad as “Baby Doc” Duvalier.

    Both were megalomaniacs.

    Both pretended to be democratically minded civicly engaged political leaders.

    I suspect the greatest beneficiaries of Doc Evatt’s attacks on the Victorian Division of the ALP in the mid 1950’s and of his rorting of ALP rules were Sir Robert Menzies and Sir Henry Bolte. I therefore believe every Liberal Party member should be grateful for the preferences Doc Evatt guaranteed us from 1955 to 1975 – a period when we were never out of government in Victoria and only out of government for the Whitlam experiment in gross irresponsibility.

    If it hadn’t been for the late 1970’s and early 1980’s post Whitlam reforms driven by the NSW ALP Right, the Victorian ALP Right and the Victorian ALP Buttonites, the long Hawke-Keating period of Government would never have happened.

    This was when the Doc Evatt legacy was finally buried.

    Posted by Giuseppe De Simone | February 2, 2012, 22:10
  11. Nice work Vex news taking five year old photos to make cheap shots at a young staffer. Comedy gold though.

    Posted by Tom | February 2, 2012, 22:15
  12. His parents are quite normal, pleasant people.

    He’s a nice guy too, far more pleasant than most of you appear to be ie not judging someone by their name.

    Posted by Anonymous | February 2, 2012, 22:40
  13. It’s a real name, and he’s a real person.

    Clever, eloquent, and good company.

    How many hyphens, Anonymous?

    I didn’t want to resort to ad hominem, but hey, it’s the internet. Why not get filthy.

    Posted by Free the Hyphens | February 2, 2012, 23:04
  14. At least he has hair.

    Posted by Hairgirl20X6 | February 2, 2012, 23:50
  15. This is creepy shite, Andrew!

    Why do you bother?

    Posted by Backflip | February 3, 2012, 0:11
  16. What a pretentious little prat. He’ll do well at the UN spending his days never ending discussion forums on how people should live their lives according to UN doctrine.

    Posted by Quasi Intellectual Nonsense | February 3, 2012, 1:06
  17. Reminds me of the little fat kid from Hey Dad. Who also reminds me of a young Kevin Rudd. Why oh why can’t these insular weird kids just play sport or start a band or do something healthy, fer crying out loud? Why must it be left wing politics in the shuffling, deadly dull footsteps of Yeats? I predict Django will either be PM or he’ll do hard time, for mopery.

    Posted by Byron in Wahroonga | February 3, 2012, 1:44
  18. I guess it’s a bit ironic that he is a band then Byron?

    I find it amusing that an articulate, well rounded junior staffer is the subject of this.

    Posted by Anonymous | February 3, 2012, 12:57
  19. Wow, you guys must feel really big choosing to assassinate someone’s character because of who they work for.

    Posted by Anonymous | February 3, 2012, 13:08
  20. Another wind-bag leftie who thinks they can make the world a leftie commune through talk fests over cafe lattes.

    Posted by lefty wind-bag | February 3, 2012, 14:05
  21. Wilkie is not quite as stupid as I thought. he’s made sure he employs someone more dense them himself, which I expect was quite a challenge to find.

    Posted by Jeremy | February 3, 2012, 14:14
  22. [Those Liberals thinking they’d win over Andrew Wilkie ]

    Could start by getting him an apology from John Howard. You know, about all that misleading the Australian people re Iraq’s WMDs thing. Howaboutit?

    Posted by Zaf | February 3, 2012, 14:49
  23. “more dense them himself”

    Looking for a job, Jeremy?

    Posted by NotAndrewWilkie | February 3, 2012, 18:03
  24. ***I guess it’s a bit ironic that he is a band then Byron?***

    Let me guess – Flock of Seagulls covers?

    Look, I’m not condemning the guy – but sucking up to Hans Blix (or rather, Brix?) We all remember Hans declaring there was no WMD in Iraq, then the Poles finding chemical shells. Brix has zero cred and shouldn’t be a role model for anyone, least of all a leftie impressionable.

    Posted by Byron in Wahroonga | February 3, 2012, 22:24
  25. “we’ve assembled ourselves and we all think in the same way”

    Nice communist common thinking there Django you tool.

    Posted by lefty wind-bag | February 4, 2012, 11:58
  26. Hey Virgin boy, call me anytime to have your “status” changed.

    Posted by C.Pine-Whine | February 5, 2012, 6:51
  27. This is a strange website attracting strange people. Seeya

    Posted by Gratuitous Adviser | February 5, 2012, 12:10
  28. Django like nuclear disarmament. Hasn’t he heard of peace through superior fire power?

    How about he takes his case to Mr Dinner Jacket in Tehran or Mr Taliban Nutter in Pakistan?

    Posted by CND = Completely Nutty Dopes | February 5, 2012, 12:41
  29. I hold male virgin conversion parties, pop over anytime Django.

    Posted by Cr.Craig | February 5, 2012, 14:03
  30. Dudes, Django’s like 17 here… Quit picking on the poor kid. This is from ages ago – He is not tubby any more and has had his hair cut as well. #getstheladies

    Posted by sulymuly | February 6, 2012, 17:03
  31. Django Merope-Synge

    Fuck me!
    If you were someone called “Merope” and you hooked up with someone called “Synge” why the fuck would you go hyphenatin’.
    You think they would be so keen to drop their handles they would be busting to take the other’s name.
    Clearly Django’s (don’t get me started on that one) parents were complete tools.

    Perhaps they could have gone with a complete re-branding with a nod to ‘truth in advertising’ and called the little sprog “Pretentious Hippie-Dudroot” or summink.

    Posted by Toad of Toad Hall | February 6, 2012, 21:16
  32. Best thing this little pricks parents could have done was use a condom.

    Posted by Anonymous | February 9, 2012, 6:43
  33. As AL has asked, and being an expert in such matters, I couldn’t help but answer…
    The surname ‘Synge’ is of Irish heritage, eg the playwright JM Synge.

    ‘Merope’ took me back to my Greek classics as a given name.

    And the given name Django?
    I knew it was from a movie..but Wikipedia (Wilkiepedia?) taught me a whole lot more…

    I reckon this name is made up.

    Like most of what political staffers write.

    Posted by Etymologist | February 9, 2012, 23:58


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