And as for Jacqui Lambie?
As I said at the outset, she’s the only class to emerge thus far from the Palmer pool; she might be unpolished, and she may be rough (in the gemstone sense), but there is an authenticity about her and intelligence of sorts that is difficult to discern from anything else released publicly by Palmer’s eponymous little outfit.
She’s told Willesee the areas that matters to her: Veterans’ Affairs, the Tasmanian economy and parliamentary standards generally. I’d make the observation that if standards are important to her, she’s likely to be sorely disappointed in the Palmer United Party, and disappointed very quickly.
From her words it seems inconceivable that she’d ever join the Liberal Party; as far as I’m concerned, this broadcast should be interpreted by the Tasmanian Nationals as a green light to go and talk to her, find out what she wants in more detail, and persuade her to jump ship.
This is something I agree with wholeheartedly Yale , Lambie seems to be the only one of the PUP senators worthy of any respect and at all likely to do the right thing for the country rather than just towing the self interested Palmer line.
Cheers Comrade Yale
I’VE JUST SEEN Mike Willesee’s piece from last night’s edition of Sunday Night on the Seven network; by now it’s well known Palmer arranged to meet Willesee in Boston, only to stand him up. Even so, Willesee spent time with Palmer’s gaggle of emergent Senators — including the Motoring Enthusiast Party’s Ricky Muir — before catching Palmer at his Coolum resort. If this is indicative of the true calibre of the Palmer team, then God help Australia.
I have long maintained that the only class in the Palmer United Party’s team of elected representatives is new Tasmanian Senator Jacqui Lambie, and that some attempt should be made by the Coalition to poach her; more on that a little later.
Tonight’s is a short post (with QandA screening imminently) mostly just to post and share vision from a truly eye-opening edition of Sunday Night that broadcast last night on the Seven network…
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