The art of being a media tart

OH, it’s happening again.

Politicians – out there on the world stage, embarrassing us.

Premier Campbell Newman is in the US at the moment, where he ‘accidently’ bumped into Angelina Jolie in LA and told folks at a beautiful Californian beachside event that Queensland is much better.


At the moment he is in New York, jogging through the Big Apple in a very tight Broncos jersey.

His increasing resemblance to master media tart Peter Beattie is starting to get a little creepy.

Hollywood stop overs, lavish dos and running around New York acting as if the small Australian media contingent following him is paparazzi.

Mark my words, he’ll be swimming with sharks next time one of his MPs gets into trouble.

Meanwhile, no doubt smarting at being left behind while Mr Newman drums up business and picture opportunities in the US, Tourism Minister Jann Stuckey has been throwing herself at every famous person she can hunt down.

On the weekend she stalked the surfers at Coolangatta and ironmen at Kirra, insisting on having her photo taken with them.

One journalist tweeted about how she rudely pushed into his interview with Ky Hurst so she could get a photo taken.

She then plastered pics of herself beaming gleefully with the young ones all over Twitter and Facebook, including one with a topless Kelly Slater.

She wasn’t so happy to get her picture taken a few weeks ago when she got into a schoolyard slanging match with federal LNP frenemy Karen Andrews in front of shocked school kids in a dispute over photos.

As Mr Newman is away, it means someone back home is acting premier and if you all sit down and promise to stay calm I will tell you who it is.

Ready? It’s Acting Premier Jeff ‘quarries are nice’ Seeney.

He has been rather quiet though so perhaps he took the taxpayer-funded plane he charters every weekend and went home to Monto after all.

Note: Mr Seeney’s taxpayer-funded plane costs us $4300 a week or more than $200,000 a year.

Just think about that for a moment.




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