We’re still looking at a hung parliament at this stage over here in Western Australia, with National leader Brendon Grylls continuing to refuse to fall into line behind either of the major party leaders to form a coalition.
But this post is just a peeve against former Liberal leader Troy Buswell. He not only hasn’t been booted from the party for his consistent history of workplace drunkenness and sexual harassment, but has seen a swing toward him in his electorate of Vasse (with 60.8% of the primary vote), and is being mooted for the Treasury role.
The ABC’s Rebecca Carmody interviews him in “Troy Buswell talks about swing to the Libs in Vasse“. Troy has a go at taking credit for the swing against the Labor party, then moves on at the end of the interview (from 4 minutes) to a gag about the cold weather and dancing around to warm his “extremities”.
Here’s the relevant snippet:
Rebecca Carmody: “And I think I might have caught you dancing and entertaining the crowd a bit earlier on, is that what you’ve been up to?
Troy Buswell: “Well we’ve been on hold here for about twelve minutes here Rebecca, it’s pretty cold outside [looks down] ah, and so I was just trying to stimulate circulation to [cocks head] my extremities. But, ah, I’m sure the next cross will be far more timely. [smirk]”
Rebecca Carmody: [laughing through her words] “Troy Buswell, thankyou. [looks to colleagues] I think that’s why he gets himself into trouble!” [laughs more]
O’Brien’s reaction is not on this video, but Peter van Onselen at the Australian said that “Kerry O’Brien could barely contain his contempt.”