Independent Bob Katter, the Member for Kennedy, has saved us from advertising mediocrity with this US-style campaign for re-election.

(Thanks to Chris Uhlmann for pointing it out just now on ABC News24).

Katter has thrown down the gauntlet. The rest of them have two and a half weeks to take up the challenge.

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    • Macca says:

      11:25am | 04/08/10

      Well that will no doubtedly play well in in Cairns

    • Maurie says:

      09:51am | 06/08/10

      Kennedy doesn’t cover Cairns - that’s Leichhardt!

    • Phil says:

      11:27am | 04/08/10

      Wish there was more of this type of thing.

      Reckon Barnaby could pull it off, Tony on his Tri Bike, maybe Julia at the hairdressers

    • The Badger says:

      11:38am | 04/08/10

      All I can say is Yeeeeeeeeeeee haw.

    • Tails says:

      11:40am | 04/08/10

      The things that Katter.

    • Press says:

      11:54am | 04/08/10

      Cute, Ms Maguire. Too cute by half.

      Pretty well over The Punch and its post-edit staffers.

      Press out.

    • sr says:

      11:54am | 04/08/10

      Awesome. Absolutely Awesome.

    • MarK says:

      12:49pm | 04/08/10

      Needs more guns to be honest but without doubt one of the best election ads ever in Australia.

    • Rich says:

      01:03pm | 04/08/10

      I have to say that I have a severe disliking for Bob Katter… but that ad is by far a great deal better than any of the crap that Liberal and Labour have put up in the cities.

    • Robert S McCormick says:

      01:33pm | 04/08/10

      Well I suppose it is something different. At least it is not as stupid as the report that the Liberals are climbing into be with the big tobacco companies-posing as the Australian Retailers Alliance or somesuch crap. Just what do the stupid bastards, male/female, in the Liberal Party back-room think they are doing?
      Tony Abbott, with the great assistance of highly-placed member’s of the ALP Parliamentary Party peeing all over the place, has had the ALP & St Jooolya of the ALP on the run.
      In the last parliament Abbott clearly stated that the Liberals would not stand in the way of the ALP Government legislating that all cigarettes be packed in “plain packaging”.
      Just like those plain,brown envelopes containing huge sums of money which pass between crooks,business people & MPs. and others!
      This plain packaging is strongly opposed by the tobacco companies.
      The Coalition was doing so well so for them to now climb into bed with the tobacco companies is sheer, utter & complete stupidity. It would seem that just as one could be forgiven for thinking the Coalition have a couple of moles-posing-as-ALP Ministers with the overflow of the Cabinet room toilet we could now be forgiven if the ALP has not planted a couple of their moles in the Liberal’s back-room hell-bent on destroying them.

    • Tails says:

      02:37pm | 04/08/10

      It’s a report.
      It’s been categorically denied.
      And you’re taking it as gospel.
      Either you’re an ALP blogger or you’re a lunitic - not that the two are mutually exclusive.

    • Jack says:

      02:34pm | 04/08/10

      Is anyone else concerned that the ad boasts that “Bob is on the job all day and all night”?

      I mean, someone his age really shouldn’t be doing that much ‘physical activity’.

    • TimT says:

      04:22pm | 04/08/10

      Don’t worry, the old bugger spends much more time and energy in boasting about achievements than in actually achieving achievements.

    • MarK says:

      03:45pm | 04/08/10

      Hahaha - that’s the one I was thinking of when I wrote my bit above.

      What is making this even better is the “serious” comments.

      Lighten up people. We can have some fun in between the drudgery.

    • Stewart Henstock says:

      03:54pm | 04/08/10

      I prefer the add by Get Up Sydney….the spoof on Julia Gillard trying to convince a member of the public about her climate change policy.The bit where she gives him the bloody knife to dispose of was a classic.

    • iansand says:

      04:10pm | 04/08/10

      No “moving forward”?  No “action contract”?  It’ll never work.

    • acker says:

      04:11pm | 04/08/10

      I liked the video of Bob Katter that came up next to it, getting interveiwed on the Today Show about comments the Mt Isa mayor at the time made about the women with disadvantaged beauty in Isa…!

      Classic Katter

    • nosthow says:

      04:47pm | 04/08/10

      Its a bit hard to take poor old Katter seriously Tory but I would reckon he would go into bat for his electorate like no other. A free thinker and “no ones gurl” Bob is one of a kind. I like you Bob Katter !

    • Daniel says:

      06:34pm | 04/08/10

      At least this guy woke up and realised that the major parties are oathetic and he went his own way.

    • stephen says:

      08:28pm | 04/08/10

      He’s got a lot of work ter do.
      Last time i was in Cairns - 2 years ago - they’d just lost a 200 million dollar navy contract, they had dengue fever all over town, floods, 2 cyclones running down the coast,14% unemployment and lots morose coppers and the dopey Mayor had the temerity to describe Mackay as a ‘public transport basket case’
      Huh !  Keep on truckin’ Bob.

    • Peter says:

      01:02pm | 05/08/10

      Cairns is not in his electorate Stephen - understand the electorate you are thinking of is Leichhardt - served by an ALP member at present.  I didn’t mind his ad - it covers alot of the things that he is involved with and that the people he represents are involved with ie. cane, cattle, fishing.  Some people down south don’t understand just how big Kennedy is.

    • sounder says:

      09:31pm | 05/08/10

      That was alright but he sort of ripped off Bob Dylan’s “Last thoughts on Woody Guthrie” but if your going to take it take it from the best.

    • Rocketman says:

      12:11am | 06/08/10

      In (most of) America, we can own and carry firearms.
      All this guy needs is to live in a country where one can own them!


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      11:11am | 28/08/10

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