Julie Bishop claims Gillard ‘dirt file’ image was digitally altered

Julie Bishop satire

Deputy Opposition Leader Julie Bishop hit back at suggestions the Coalition had a dirt file on Julia Gillard, saying the image of Abbott staffer Peta Credlin holding a folder labelled ‘Gillard/AWU’ was digitally altered by Labor troublemakers.

Julie Bishop satire

The original image

Ms Bishop released the original, unaltered image (below) along with the statement: “As if we’d focus all of our attention on digging up dirt instead of developing policies!”

Failed US Presidential candidate Mitt Romney weighed into the issue saying he’d seen a binder full of women before, but never a woman full of binders.

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    November 27, 2012 at 10:31 am

    Brilliant….keep shovelling!!

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    Justin "PuppyOnTheRadio" Ginger

    November 27, 2012 at 11:19 pm

    Very clever!

    Have you thought of writing for an online satire site like uncyclopedia.wikia.com ? This would make a fantastic UnNews article exactly as it is. 🙂

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    coolforcats retro

    November 28, 2012 at 4:21 am

    How ridiculous to think binders that thick could be Liberal policies. Clearly it was always JG / AWU

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    December 25, 2012 at 1:46 am

    Tony Abbott: “There is no dirt unit, there are no dirt files. We don’t operate that way.”

    …No, of course not.