One of the most regular and predictable venom-spitters in the MacKenzie Rolodex is Raj Patel. I know, there are 28 million fucking Raj Patels, and that just counting the ones running motels. The Cairns Raj Patel is a printer - a trade he picked up after his buggy whip business went under. It gives him lots of free time to spend calling his radio hero and writing his blog. So now like other failed businessmen (Sno Bonneau springs to mind) he's decided that he should put his "talents" to work in politics.
Patel also fancies himself a skilled political analyst. How's that working out for you there, mate?
Raj Patel is the preselected candidate for the Lapdog Party.
Patel says the big issue he wants to tackle is public transport in the southern suburbs. Apparently he hasn't figured out that this isn't a Council issue, but let's not tell him. Kinda like letting a cat play with a catnip ball.
His campaign pitch? "Most people are aware of my community involvement". Staring blankly from the sidelines at netball games isn't the kind of "community involvement" we had in mind, Raj.
Asked about the traits possessed by the ideal Bob "Sleepy" Manning Council member - "They want someone they can get on with, they don't want a councillor that will cause chaos".
Asked if would cause chaos, Raj confidently declared: "I abide by the majority".
Fucking lapdog. Gavin King without the thesaurus.
Speaking of Gavin King, we understand he STILL hasn't called to congratulate Rob Pyne on his win last Saturday. Let's hope he's getting the proper care and treatment for someone in his condition.