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TRIPLE TROUBLE: Suddenly, Angry Anderson doesn’t seem like such a good idea

Suddenly2Late on Sunday night, on ubercool Triple J radio, Tory-spoof radio hosts Stirling Addison and Thom Thomlinson interviewed Angry Anderson, aspiring Nationals candidate. The show is known as ‘Restoring the Balance’

Anderson let his youth audience know that he was not interested in challenging Labor for the seat of Page, which includes includes God’s own country of Lismore, Ballina, Yamba and Grafton. He told the yoof:

The thing about is, Page was never in contention, and besides, I understand they have a wonderfully functional Labor candidate there doing a great job, so I don’t see the sense, if someone is doing well by their constituency, if they do love their member, I don’t see the sense in fixing something that’s not broken, so having said that, that makes me very politically naïve., too, I have very recently found out.

So Angry thinks the local Labor MP is doing a great job. If you were Janelle Safin, you would be using this ringing endorsement from one of blue collar Australia’s true grit celebrities who is meant to be on the Coalition’s side.

Furthermore, Nats insiders tell VEXNEWS, if Angry Anderson thinks he can pick out which seat he wants to run for, not a marginal Labor seat, he misunderstands how competitive the preselection process can be within the NSW Nationals’ ranks.

Anderson is inviting speculation about other seats on which he has personal designs.

Neighbouring Page is New England held by gentleman farmer of self-importance, Tony Windsor. New England’s largest population centre is Tamworth, Australia’s country music capital. On the face of it, Angry’s musical background may not be suitable for this electorate. He may surprise all and sundry next year if the Angry one attends the Tamworth festival in the early new year. This is also a seat in which the great white knight of populism, Queensland Senator Barnaby Joyce, has expressed keen interest.

It is also possible that Mr Anderson is interested in Oakeshott’s precariously held electorate of Lyne – a seat poorly nurtured after decades of neglect by Mark Vaile, former Deputy PM and Leader of the Nats. It would be an easier seat to win. Shooting fish in a barrel, given Oakeshott’s performance since 2007.

NSW Liberal strategists will also be interested as they will have to judge the wisdom of running candidates against Nationals candidates. Three-cornered contests are expensive endeavours but they are usually considered worth a punt as the winning member usually wins a long term seat.

Anderson is asked by the comrades on ‘Restoring the Balance’ if he is prepared to curb his freedom of expression by anxious Nationals. He replies that he has ‘had therapy’:

Having gone through a process many years ago, for self illumination I might add, that all energy, regardless of where it’s directed, once comes from the well, come from a singular well.

Sound advice or psychobabble? Certainly his blog has a bit more babble than soundness posted on it.

His condemnation of the “New World Order” is one of just a few dark conspiracy theories advanced on Angry’s site. When Barnaby advances these notions, he at least has some charm on his side. Angry’s site refers to the “Asiatic” region, a term dictionaries note is considered ‘sometimes offensive.’ A bit like Angry Anderson himself. His lashing of “international banking cartels” sounds like he’s been keeping up his reading on League of Rights’ leaflets or older material in the original German.

Time will tell if Anderson may be joining a number of conservative front-benchers with a strong interest in mental health issues.

Anderson is a both a bell-weather and a celebrity candidate. His opposition to the carbon dioxide tax is entirely consistent with blue collar pride in brawny jobs in mining and manufacturing, a reaction against the persistent bullying, doom-boosting and guilt-tripping by insincere hypocritical frequent-flying red-green urbanistas and the general disappointment about the way Labor is governing in minority government.

As a celebrity candidate, the Nationals will be easily reminded of their list of examples whose overblown sense of entitlement and poor judgement have been ruinous. Think Maxine ‘Labor let me down’ McKew or Gareth Evans’ special friend Cheryl Kernot.


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  1. I would put Angry in Greg Combet’s Hunter valley seat.
    I would go after Combet, big time. He, like ‘The Red Queen” is very, very, vulnerable.
    However, the Labor factions will probably deal with ‘the Red Queen’, before she gets to the ballot box
    Combet epitomises that “I know what’s good for you, and you’re going to get it” line, that so alienates the blue collar demographic.
    That’s why they’re flocking to Abbott.

    Posted by Mitchell Observer | October 10, 2011, 18:57
  2. What about Julia Gillard or Bill Shortens inner western suburbs seats in Melbourne; good Angry Anderson territory. Wasn’t he a Footscray boy when Guns & Roses was in the hit parade in the 1970/80′s?

    Posted by Adrian Jackson | October 10, 2011, 22:06
  3. I think his Mother was a ‘Lady of the Night’ who used to come to Confession at St Chesters with Brother Phillip and myself.

    Posted by Cardinal Pell | October 10, 2011, 22:16
  4. A Nat running for a Western Melbourne Metro seat? Adrian you are dreaming again.

    Posted by Armed against the Enemy | October 11, 2011, 7:14
  5. Adrian, you are such a bore. Please visit Footscray and see if you can spot anyone who has not arrived since 1989!

    The Nats should drop Angry into Peter Garrett’s seat. Rock’n'roll rumble for 2013!

    Posted by bravo | October 11, 2011, 7:53
  6. ***his lashing of “international banking cartels” sounds like he’s been keeping up his reading on League of Rights’ leaflets***

    Dear oh dear. It doesn’t take you long to fall off the wagon. Anderson has plenty to contribute to Australian politics, but it won’t be with the Nats. If he wants a lower house seat he’ll have to run where he lives. And there’s not a snowball’s chance in Hell they’d offer him a place in the LC. That’s reserved for phenomenally hard working and under-appreciated NP members of which the amazing Jenny Gardiner is a prime example. Anderson would be far better to reinvent himself with a regional AM radio talk program, in which he would very likely excel.

    Posted by Byron in Wahroonga | October 11, 2011, 8:06
  7. ***Combet epitomises that “I know what’s good for you, and you’re going to get it” line, that so alienates the blue collar demographic***

    Exactly. Combet’s ‘carbon tax forum’ last month was a contemptible travesty, by all accounts. The thin lippped creep has soared to Marie Antoinette levels of elitism.

    Posted by Byron in Wahroonga | October 11, 2011, 8:09
  8. His “lashing” on international bankers was fair, balanced and reasonable. It is such a shame that even bloggers like you fall into the “don’t question the banks” line.

    Posted by The Truth | October 11, 2011, 8:23
  9. “If ya wanna be in my gang, stand up with me.
    We’ll start a revolution and make the streets free.”
    [We Can't be Beaten - Rose Tattoo - 1982]
    This is going to be a f***in’ hilarious sideshow

    Posted by Street Brawler | October 11, 2011, 9:56
  10. Greg Combet’s seat of Charlton isn’t in the Hunter Valley old boy, and it certainly isn’t “blue collar”. It’s on Lake Macquarie.

    Posted by qwerty | October 11, 2011, 10:32
  11. Garry, Garry, Garry – please start to behave

    Posted by The Insider | October 11, 2011, 12:06
  12. how about he comes to dandenong and looks at porn shops with me

    Posted by cr sammy aziz | October 11, 2011, 15:10
  13. “Greg Combet’s seat of Charlton isn’t in the Hunter Valley old boy, and it certainly isn’t “blue collar”. It’s on Lake Macquarie.”

    Charlton is full of itinerant miners, retirees and 12 fingered hill-billies; despite having a combined ALP/Green vote of 62% ‘sticks’ Combet is still regared as a drop-in who, despite rabbiting on about sea levels, lives by the beach in Newcastle, just a short helicopter flight away.

    Angry should run for Charlton and kick things off by threatening to hit Combet in the cobblers which is about as high as he could reach on the misery-guts string-bean.

    Posted by cohenite | October 11, 2011, 15:26
  14. I had a good laugh watching Q&A last night when Bill Shorten tried to compare Steve Jobs to Julia Gillard as a great innovator. The audience laughed at him heaps. In your dream Bill. You are such a bore.

    Posted by Adrian Jackson | October 11, 2011, 17:18
  15. Bill Shorten looks OK at first blush. As more time goes by and we see more of him on shows like Q&A you see what a spin merchant he is. In other words, letting him run the show would be a continuation of the Rudd-Gillard political style. He would be effin’ hopeless and the ALP won’t end its troubles that way.

    Posted by heinrich | October 11, 2011, 17:40
  16. Er Sammy can ya do us good deal on a Nurse outfit from your porn shop for Wenchy? Her former career was a Bedpan Emptier and Percy wants to see er all dressed up.

    Posted by Boofa | October 11, 2011, 17:40
  17. Omg you guys put the grub in grubby, it’s like the sporting truth or Sunday observer… Lolz

    Posted by Jefferson | October 11, 2011, 18:31
  18. The electorate is angry and wants to be represented by angry people. The carbon tax will ruin us all.

    Posted by A pox on Pollies | October 11, 2011, 18:59
  19. so are rascists losers like you adrian

    Posted by cr sammy aziz | October 11, 2011, 20:21
  20. I guess, if anything, Angry has previously shown that he can cry on cue for the camera’s to evoke a 3 minute headline……

    Posted by TimG | October 11, 2011, 20:24
  21. Cr Aziz come and inga binga me!

    Posted by Inga Binga | October 11, 2011, 20:47
  22. you do wonders with those bosnian serb sausages. You really are a master sausage maker.

    Posted by cr sammy aziz | October 11, 2011, 20:54
  23. in the black mercedes inga, quickly

    Posted by cr sammy aziz | October 11, 2011, 20:55
  24. Sammy my little sand monkey give me what Sav is incapable of giving me.

    Posted by Inga Binga | October 11, 2011, 21:24
  25. The Nats can lower the boom on Angry all they want but at the end of the day it’s guys like this that make the coalition worthwhile. Evans, Hawke, Kernot and even Qld’s Bombolas were all train wrecks but once the next election comes around, Gillard is shown the door and Rudd comes back, Abbott and the Crucible Order will be back in the dust. Polls go up, they come down and back up again. Nature of politics. Take what you fellows on your yachts can get, even if it’s “Angry” .

    Posted by Mr Joe Voter | October 11, 2011, 21:29
  26. I’ve taught Inga Binga everything I know about mangaging sausages.

    Posted by Wenchy | October 11, 2011, 21:43
  27. Angry will get eaten alive in the shark-pool of politics. That may be good or bad, depending on your point of view.

    Posted by rubberduck | October 11, 2011, 22:02
  28. I’m sure we can all agree that what federal politics needs now is another angry little man!

    Posted by The Nature of Things | October 12, 2011, 8:34
  29. I think Angry Anderson would make a great future Sports Minister. I’ve been reliably informed on more than one occassion that he is a dedicated ‘watersports’ enthusiast.

    Posted by Turn Up The Volume | October 12, 2011, 8:41
  30. Picture this – a future joint party meeting following election success. Eyes across the room. Yes, it’s Sophie Panopoulos sizing up another elderly gentleman with something to offer her unquenchable ambition. Please Angry, be strong.

    Posted by Oh the Humanity! | October 12, 2011, 8:50
  31. cr sammy aziz – Adrian is not a racist loser. He is just an ordinary Anglo-Saxon-Celto-Teutonic WASP background blue eyed Aussie bloke.

    Posted by Adrian Jackson | October 13, 2011, 18:24
  32. With the help of my trusted adviser and former cr clitsold , my son and his contacts, and my business friends and donors along with my real world experience in alcohol, drugs and the sex industry , I can now help Teddy and and Baillie Liberals develop new age family friendly policies.

    Posted by Lowrain Woeful | October 14, 2011, 19:05
  33. Why is Angry still angry? Has he run out of places for more tattoos? So Many questions.

    Posted by FatherReeve | October 15, 2011, 10:09
  34. Wenchy you sure can perform a few tricks with your Dolphintronic ya kept Percy up for hours luv.

    Posted by Boofa | October 15, 2011, 18:17


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