Tom Jacobs

Clive Palmer: The Senate’s boost of viagra

Clive Palmer
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The way Clive Palmer behaved on QandA last night has made Tom Jacobs question whether there has been this colourful a politician since Sir Les Patterson… #ohwait

 

I keep wondering when Clive Palmer will remove his mask and reveal that it is Barry Humphries under there all along. Not since Sir Les have we had a political character as big as this.

The big guy is reconstructing the Titanic as well as building Jurassic Park, complete with over 100 animatronic Dinosaurs.

But his foray into bringing movies to life hasn’t stopped there when on last night’s QandA he gave us something akin to Romper Stomper to add to his cinematic repertoire.

In true Sir Les style, Palmer called the Chinese Government “bastards” and likened them to “mongrels” trying to take over the country.

“I don’t mind standing up to the Chinese bastards and stopping them from doing it,” he bellowed.

Clive Palmer is, to say the least, a bit of an unpredictable wildcard. The only certainty when it comes to Palmer is that he’s not doctrinaire, and that his politics are opportunist, randomly populist and based heavily in self-interest. He balances his business against his politics, and pragmatism ebbs and flows where opportunity presents itself.

For all his pitches out from the left field it’s hard not to regard the beauty of his input as a refreshing sojourn into the ether, but, more importantly, he has made politics funny again at a time when politics has cured the countries’ insomnia.

He is that shot of viagra the Senate needs.

It’s just unfortunate that his prehistoric beliefs will go down like a sinking ship.

 

Tom Jacobs

Tom is a writer and budding comedian who, when not writing and 'comedying', enjoys collecting old blues records and doing terrible things to his cat with a fork.

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  1. BrilliantIce said:

    THis guy is totally embarrassing us, but so is Hockey and Abbott. Even Penny Wong is losing my respect nowadays. When will we get a good polly in power?

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