The last time a PM KRudd was in Cairns was in December of 2009. During that visit, KRudd promised changes to Australian aviation regulations that would require new flights to Sydney or Melbourne include "triangulated" service with Cairns. The Cairns airport manager Stephen Gregg gleefully said this change "dramatically strengthened the Far North's appeal to new carriers". Gregg went on to say that Cairns was entering "A golden period". Isn't it rich? Isn't it queer? Losing my timing this late in my career? Send in the Clowns.
With three more years of continued downturn that followed, KRudd and his acolytes again were selling fool's gold. No such triangulation ever occurred, despite at least five new carriers from Asia entering the Sydney and Melbourne markets. And Cairns unemployment continued up, business closures continued up, tourism numbers continued down, and post-election visits from KRudd and his assassin Julia Gillard disappeared.
|ENTSCH FAILED IN HIS BID TO|
INTRODUCE MORNING CALISTHENICS
TO HIS PARLIAMENTARY COLLEAGUES
With Entsch known to be on Abbott's shit list, this "campaign launch" shows how ineffectual he has become and how worthless he is to the voters of Leichhardt. A member who has failed to deliver in this ALP government, and who delivered little as John Howard's FNQ bootlicker. A blowhard with laughable grandiose plans and the disdain of his colleagues and peers. But where are the clowns? Send in the Clowns.
The handful of LNP loyalists that turned out to this Entsch launch were flat and uninspired, with one remarking to a friend "maybe we can get down to Rusty's to see the PM!".
|TWO PRESS RELEASES ON CAIRNS EVENT |
FROM THE PM'S WEBSITE. SAME DAY. SAME VISIT.
TWO DIFFERENT AMOUNTS. HUH?
Don't you love farce? Our fault, I fear.
I thought that you'd want what I want - sorry my dear.
Send in the Clowns.
Federal Politics in Cairns. No wonder we're in the crapper.
Don't bother. They're here.