Abbott - *phew* - need not whilt or die of shame; he has often suggested that Gillard and her band of histrionic (and handbag carrying) hypocrites should die of shame.
He has said it over and over.
He has history.
Long before anyone's relative died, and long before Alan Jones became a hit sensation pariah.
Turns out to be one of Abbott's favorite phrases.
Died of shame focus on Abbott's use of controversial phrase