Senator Barnaby Joyce is more than just a clever politician – as the insult goes – he’s a pitch-perfect communicator with rural folk and many others too.
While his brief moment as Finance spokesdude didn’t add up, he is otherwise very impressive.
Impressively weird though is this press release drawing on climate spruiker Tim Flannery’s apparently off-message moment.
It’s bound to be a strange one when the only part that makes sense is the Flannery quote.
We suspect the Senator and/or his staff celebrated especially joyously over the weekend as the Coalition barn-stormed its way to a smashing win in NSW.
Media Release – The carbon tax may work – in a 1000 years
Senator Barnaby Joyce
Shadow Minister for Regional Development, Local Government and Water
Leader of The Nationals in the Senate
LNP Senator for Queensland
The carbon tax may work â€“in a 1000 years
Well I do not know whether William the Conqueror was governing for me when he knocked over poor old King Harold but according to Tim Flannery he should have been.
As absurd as it is, here is the quote, Res ipsa loquitur and 1000 years ago that would have been well understood around the castle.
Professor Tim Flannery, the Commissioner for Climate Change said on radio on Friday,â€ If the world as a whole cut all emissions tomorrow the average temperature of the planet is not going to drop in several hundred years, perhaps as much as a thousand years…â€.
By the time this proposed carbon tax has had its affect Jesus will have come and gone, again!
The two great mysteries in 1000 years time will be, â€œIs Stefano DiMera from Days of Our Lives really dead?â€ and, â€œWho in the Australian Labor party honestly thought they could change the climate from a room in Canberra?â€