At a certain point, watching a bloke who’s old enough to be in a nursing home attempt to be a politician goes from a funny little video you scroll past while on the toilet to a genuinely embarrassing debacle for the entire nation.
That’s the situation we seem to be in with Bob Katter, who for the life of him can’t seem to stop going on nonsensical rants about fucking crocodiles and North Queensland.
Appearing on Sky News to speak about whether he would vote confidence in the Government or not, Katter seemingly decided to seize the opportunity to get a few things off his mind.
.@RealBobKatter: I’ve said we’ve had many more Prime Ministers than Pakistan. We’re the world champions. I would like to vote for confidence in the government, but the fact is I’ve got a person being eaten by a crocodile every six months.
— Sky News Australia (@SkyNewsAust) October 22, 2018
There are some absolute gems in there, so have a gander at the transcript below.
KATTER: I’ve said we… m’m… whff… many more Prime Ministers than Pakistan. Y’know, we’re the world champion.
SPEERS: So for that reason you’d vote against a No Confidence motion.
KATTER: Ye, no. Nonono. Nonono. I would like to vote… y’know… for confidence for the Government. But the fact is, that chaknow, I’ve got a person doing away with themselves, a farmworker or a contractor or a farmer, doing away with themselves every week. So what am I gonna worry about, Government stability? Or am I gonna worry about these people. I’ve got a person being eaten by a crocodile every six months. I’ve got, a…. my, cousin-brother, y’know fellow blackfullas, uhm, up in Cape York. I mean with this – figures released last month – and uhm clearly there is about 120 or 130 people dying every. year. now that don’t have to die. Now what am I gonna do? So that doesn’t matter, oh but giving Government stability matters. Well I think that I’m gonna get real upset, unless there are action on these fronts.
Seriously, guys, it gets to a point where we have to ask ourselves why the fuck this dude is still in a position of power when there are hundreds of younger people who could probably form a coherent sentence.
I am not one of those people, however, so I should probably leave it up to the big wigs in Canberra.
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