People Are Roasting This Photo That Perfectly Sums Up The Liberals
Can you see what's wrong with this photo?
You’ve probably noticed that the government is a bit shambolic at the moment. It’s fighting two by-elections that it absolutely must win, and the man running one of those by-elections is John Alexander — the (now former) member for Bennelong, who recently learned he’s a dual citizen.
Busy on the campaign trail, Alexander last night tweeted this photo, showing him and some campaign volunteers “chatting to local residents”. Do you see anything wrong with the photo?
That’s right. Those phones aren’t connected to anything…
People were obviously quick to notice.
A fake MP talking to imaginary voters on toy telephones. https://t.co/2EtG2iPhAc
— Mark Newton 🌈👍 (@NewtonMark) November 21, 2017
— John Wren (@JohnWren1950) November 21, 2017
HI JOHN YOUR PHONES AREN'T PLUGGED IN MATE EVERYBODY'S JUST PRETENDING TO BE BUSY SORRY https://t.co/NjdkX1cKD1
— Farmering Dad (@DamienCWalker) November 21, 2017
— Danama Papers (@DanielGulberry) November 21, 2017
And many said it was the perfect metaphor for the NBN.
— Robert Simons (@Robs_au) November 21, 2017
MP demonstrates new NBN airphone. Never connects & has absolutely no bandwidth https://t.co/0LtXmhMY4S
— Lᴏʀᴅ Wᴇɴᴛᴡᴏʀᴛʜ (@LordofWentworth) November 21, 2017
It’s a perfect metaphor for the government in general tbh.
Loving the new wireless phones John. They're as out of touch with the voters as you are. https://t.co/QUavV0uTYp
— 🎈Jakeywise the Dancing Clown🎈 (@JakeSingle1) November 21, 2017
Alexander’s opponent, former NSW Premier Kristina Keneally is also having some fun with it. She’s changed her Twitter bio.
We’re a week into the Bennelong campaign and Keneally is closing the gap on her opponent.
The seat, which used to belong to John Howard, should be very safe for the Liberals. If Keneally were to win the election on December 16, the government would lose its majority in the House of Representatives, and Malcolm Turnbull’s leadership would be in serious trouble.
So, fun times ahead for the government!