Gavin "Don't Rape Me" King, the Member for McKenzie and Michael "Hide the Backhoe" Trout from Barron River have both been MIA the last couple weeks - reportedly at the order of the LNP hierarchy. Even politicians are astounded at the level of bullshit coming out of these two MP's, desperate to hold on to their seats despite widespread policy failures.
Their two brains were required to develop a catchy "Growing Cairns" reelection plan around "New Projects and New Infrastructure to Make Cairns Stronger". No word on the old projects promised at the last election that haven't seen the light of day - the dredging of Trinity Inlet being the most glaring empty promise.
While King was seen exploiting the Murray Street tragedy with claims he was a "neighbour", he's since been in hiding as the failures of the Queensland Government Transport policy in Cairns have been on display at the New Year's Eve celebrations, along with the abrupt closure of the major aviation employer SkyTrans. King's feud with the Wild family has yet to be explained.
The undead Byrne, who's
spent the last few years hiding in PNG as Corporate Affairs Manager for American company Interoil, lost his unjob some time ago. An unjob that saw him penning intellectual tomes for an Interoil newsletter like "Safety Is A Priority" and 'Spreading Around Money to Screw the Locals'.
While the Gavin King campaign machine gears up to take credit for things he didn't do and explain why all his promises have fallen short, a Byrne run for the seat will easily put an end to King's chances and enliven the race. The short-tempered Byrne is even more of a loose cannon than Clive Palmer himself.