45 Hilarious Responses To The Fall Of NSW Premier Barry O’Farrell

Premier of NSW resigns over $3000 bottle of wine. #grangegate.

Barry O’Farrell has announced his resignation as premier of New South Wales.

AAP

The resignation came after O’Farrell admitted sending a thank you note for a$3000 bottle of 1959 Penfold Grange wine that, in testimony before the Independent Commission Against Corruption, he had denied receiving.

The Liberal leader has described his confusion as a “massive memory fail.”

Here’s now the internet responded…

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Perks of being out of a job for Barry O'Farrell #grangegate #nswpol (@CiaraOriordan, @matt_levinson)

— Sam Regester (@cowboypirate)
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.@FlaviusValerius i lolled #grangegate

— Aaron Statham (@a_statham)
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#grangegate #homeonthegrange #bof #nsw #sydney #thuglife #lockout #barryofarrell

— Andy Park SBS (@andy_park)
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Barry O'Farrell: The Lone Granger #nswpol #auspol #grangegate #barryofarrell #icac

— DA Carter / Spex (@daspex)
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@thebritishblues: SPOILER ALERT: #grangeofthrones #GoT #grangegate #bof #thepurplewedding #icac #nswpol

— THE BRITISH BLUES (@thebritishblues)
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Bob Carr would have never forgotten a bottle of grange

— Adam Brereton (@adambrereton)
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"@penfolds Grange - the only bottle that can bring down a government without being set alight and thrown first." #bof #auspol

— Petra Starke (@petstarr)
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Deadset, if someone sent me a bottle of '59 Grange I'd have no idea how much it was worth before this week. It'd just be my hump day tipple.

— Bridie Jabour (@bkjabour)
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Pretty much sums it up. #icac #nswpol #arresteddevelopment

— Broede Carmody (@BroedeCarmody)
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Damn Inflation. #bof #auspol #grange

— Preston Foster (@preston_f)
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O'Farrell can take some heart that the last Liberal to resign over red wine - Peter Dowling - was caught dipping his penis into it. #ICAC

— Erik Jensen (@ErikOJensen)
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Barry O'MGFarrell.

— Chris Urquhart (@chrisurquhart)
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"House of cardonnay" is my favourite pun to date. #auspol #nswpol #bof

— Tony Broderick (@brod)
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Grange - now the most expensive wine in Australian political history #Grangegate #auspol

— Catherine Zengerer (@Catherine_Zen)
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Grange - now the most expensive wine in Australian political history #Grangegate #auspol

— Catherine Zengerer (@Catherine_Zen)
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A Penfolds intern packages up a care package for @barryofarrell, partly out of respect, partly as an apology for their next ad campaign.

— ABC News Intern (@ABCnewsIntern)
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Oh dear Barry. It isn't often you get in trouble for saying thank you. #theironyisnotlost #grangegate

— dimmi (@dimmi)
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WALKING THE PLONK

— Sir Matt of Perth (@mattjpwns)
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I think the lesson for conservative politicians from the past year or so is no good ever comes from red wine. #Plonker #Grange

— Cameron Atfield (@CameronAtfield)
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Wow I hope they don't find Barry's notes to me. #auspol #nswpol

— Fake Chris Pyne (@FakeChrisPyne)
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Those effete conservatives. A Labor man would never get caught out writing a thank you note. #ICAC

— Erik Jensen (@ErikOJensen)
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Too soon? #Grange #GrangeGate #PharellWilliams #Pharrell http://t.co/vUqKODVqra

— Sydney Confidential (@SydConfidential)
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This may be the first time anyone has ever stood Will & Kate up for lunch. #Royals #bof #auspol

— Tony Broderick (@brod)
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“YOLO” - Barry O’Farrell

— Dan Nolan (@dannolan)
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It's whine time. #abbott #bof #badgeryscreek

— Neil McMahon (@NeilMcMahon)
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it’s good the royals are on hand. i’m guessing they can take over in the interim.

— Jonathan Green (@GreenJ)
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Thank god the royals are here to govern us

— Rob Stott (@Rob_Stott)
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Seriously...who would want to drink something that old anyway. #nswpol

— Andrew Voss (@AndrewVoss9)
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How merlot can politicians go! #ICAC

— Luke Buckle (@buckleup)
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Now entering New South Wales: Corruption-free for [0] days.

— Jonathan Bradley (@_jbradley)
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#BoF #GrangeGate #auspol

— Sir Plus (@otiose94)
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Bob Carr would have sent the #Grange back and asked for some activated almonds. #bof

— Neil McMahon (@NeilMcMahon)
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Good thing I usually forget to send thank you notes

— Kate Carruthers (@kcarruthers)
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If anyone finds this missing bottle of Grange that no one seems to want Ill take it - will even pick up, just not in an Uber

— Sir Hornbag (@hornery)
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Barry O'Farrell undone by whine.

— Dan Ilic (@danilic)
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I hope that Grange doesn't turn out to be corked #thatwouldsuck #auspol #barryofarrel

— Guy Sebastian (@GuySebastian)
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The real letter from Barry O'Farrell.

— Josh Taylor (@joshgnosis)
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Barry O'Farrell just found out that his liquor lock out laws extend to parliament house.

— Lobes (@Lobes)
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The king is dead, long live the king #nswpol

— Lewis Hamilton (@lewisnhamilton)
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First Joffrey, now BOF #donttouchthewine

— Michael Carey (@MichaeCarey)
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Barry has walked the plonk

— Jason (@SuperQuat)
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Maybe Joffrey drank the Grange

— David Paris (@DavidParis)
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#grangegate #nswpol #investing #ASX

— Tony (@tonymarkham)

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