Bob announces his new Katter’s Australian Party:
He says people “are crying out for something different”.
“There are 20 to 30 per cent who refuse to vote for mainstream parties,” he told The Sunday Mail.
I’m not sure we’re crying out for precisely the same things that are important to Bob Katter, though.
On the other hand, I love that it’s “Katter’s Australian Party”, as if he also has a New Zealand Party. I love the idea that you can explain your political perspective with the generic “Australian” – as if the other parties aren’t also all Australian. And, for a man famous for his comical headgear – you’ve got to love the acronym.
Seriously, though – more power to him. If his vision is a sort of less corrupt version of the Nationals, then it can only be good for those voters to have an alternative.