Shorten – ghoulish famewhore?
Has anyone else wondered what AWU National Secretary Bill Shorten has been doing down at the Beaconsfield Mine in Tasmania continuously for the last week or so? As far as I know he has no expertise in mining or mine rescues, and no active role in the rescue effort.
Yet he manages to hog just about every media report on the rescue effort, especially on the ABC. You’d swear he was running the whole thing and making all the decisions, instead of just positioning himself opportunistically to get his face on TV on any pretext. Hasn’t he got any real work to do?
Not since Bob Hawke’s heyday have we seen a union leader with such a genius for self-promotion. I don’t know about you, but I can’t help but find Shorten’s antics vaguely stomach-churning. I wonder why the MSM aren’t asking this obvious question? Could the ABC be already running Shorten’s campaign to succeed Bomber Beazley as ALP federal leader?