Three scenarios for the seat of Kennedy
I have heard the same lines spruiked by the major parties that independents or minor parties can't get anything done.
This is simply not true.
You want to know your options on election day?
Here the three most probable scenarios for Kennedy:
The LNP Candidate is elected and we have a representative who is in opposition (the LNP is a sinking ship Federally).
This outcome would be a diabolical disaster for Kennedy.
He will have no power or influence over the ALP Government whatsoever.
The LNP will use all their negotiation power to lobby the ALP Government to influence electorates and projects they consider to be far more important to their shareholders (the donors).
The second scenario is that the ALP Candidate is elected.
This is the candidate who I might remind you called the electorate the 'Katter electorate' a couple of times in his debates.
In that case we have a backbench representative so out of touch with Kennedy that they might as well be representing Mars.
He will have no voice to argue our case.
He will be told what questions to ask in the Parliament and he will be muzzled like every other major party politician.
Don't believe me, look what happened to Peter Garrett.
Mr Garrett thought he could change the world and he learned very quickly that he had no voice despite his Midnight Oil prominence.
Finally, our incumbent is re-elected.
Now we've seen what Bob Katter is capable of when he had three weeks of power.
He secured three dams and an engineering study, as well as re-opened the market gardens in the Cape and delivered farm finance for the agriculture sector in turmoil.
He has solid, working relationships with both sides of government and if we focus only on what can be delivered for the electorate of Kennedy then Bob is the only force capable of delivering no matter which way the polls go.
It's is far better to be outside the tent and the one with the flamethrower then to be inside the tent protecting the owners of the tent.
I think the owners of the tent will be more inclined to listen of the one holding the flame thrower. Not rocket science who to vote for on May 18.
Bob Katter interview with the North West Star
I watched the interview between you as the editor of the North West Star and the Federal member for Kennedy Mr Bob Katter, on the North West Star social media page last Thursday.
What a rude and obnoxious man Mr Katter is.
You certainly brought out the "true" Bob Katter.
Not only was he rude, arrogant and nasty to you but he also attacked the Mayors from Mount Isa right across to Charters Towers not forgetting our former state member Tony McGrady.
Everyone was out of step except him and of course his son Robbie.
He handled the truth very loosely and his interpretation of historic facts was certainly different to many other people who lived through them.
Mr Editor, don't let this man bully you.
Keep doing your job in searching to find what he has achieved for our area.
In good old-fashioned language, he demonstrated to me that he is a nasty piece of work.
Responsibility for election comment in this issue is taken by editor Derek Barry, 112 Camooweal St, Mount Isa 4825