Listen in as PM ScoMo is asked to explain in two minutes why he should be elected Australia's Prime Minister on 18 May in this exclusive interview with IA.
IA: Prime Minister, the microphone is all yours. Two minutes to explain why people should vote for you and return your Government.
SCOMO: Two minutes. Really? Two minutes. That’s a hell of a long time. I doubt I can come up with enough reasons to fill in a whole two minutes. How about 30 seconds?
IA: No. Two minutes. Nothing less.
SCOMO: That’s easy for you to say, but give me a break. How long does it take to say “Labor will rob you blind and send the nation broke”? Not long. Then there’s... there’s... well there’s... I know — it’s essential we keep a Sharks supporter in The Lodge. That’s a good one. Bill Shorten barracks for Collingwood and you know what they say about Collingwood supporters.
IA: No, I don’t. What do they say?
SCOMO: More of them should vote Liberal and they should go to the dentist more often. You can’t have someone like that running the country.
IA: Anything else?
SCOMO: I stopped the boats.
IA: I thought Tony Abbott did that.
SCOMO: No. He turned them around, but I stopped them. Yeah, I know. Here’s another good reason — my mother said I’m an excellent son and a wonderful Prime Minister. I know, here’s a really good one — the last time I prayed, Jesus said to me, and I quote, “ScoMo, sorry I can’t vote for you on Saturday. I’m sure you know I died 2,000 years ago and, historically, dead people who have voted in Federal Elections have all voted Labor. In fact, a little while back, it was quite a tradition. But rest assured, if I were alive today, I’d vote for you on Saturday”.
IA: Did Jesus say anything else?
SCOMO: Yes, but I’d rather not mention it.
SCOMO: Because he couldn’t guarantee his father would vote for me.
IA: Okay. That’s about a minute so far. Another minute to go. Reasons why people should cast their vote for you.
SCOMO: Well, err... err... I’m not Bill Shorten. That’s a good reason.
IA: But you could say you’re not Ozzy Osbourne, Brigitte Bardot or Frank Thring. Not being someone else is not a good reason to vote for you.
SCOMO: I told you two minutes was too long. Okay, here’s a good one. Could win me the election on its own. A vote for me will help young homeowners become young homeowners.
IA: But they are already young homeowners.
SCOMO: Oh, yeah. Good point. What I mean is, vote for me and I will help young people get a mortgage and become a young, new homeowner.
IA: But we’re an ageing population. Wouldn’t policies aimed at the elderly be of more benefit to you and your party?
SCOMO: Good point. I’ve got it — a free set of false teeth for everyone over 70, whether you need them or not. A free self-raising armchair for people over 80. We’ll means test that one. Those chairs are expensive. And a free A-frame for everyone over 90, whether they need one or not.
IA: And for those over 100?
SCOMO: Enough’s enough. For those 100 or older, don’t be greedy. You’ve been around long enough. You’re on your own. I won’t have those selfish centenarians send the country broke.
IA: That’s a bit rough.
SCOMO: Okay, just to make you Lefty journalists happy. My Government, if re-elected, will set up a bungee jumping enterprise at the Gap in Sydney and every centenarian will be given a voucher for three free jumps. How good’s that?
IA: That’s almost your two minutes done. One more reason should get you over the line.
SCOMO: One more? I’ll give you two more. I’m not Malcolm Turnbull and I’ve got a better running style than Bill Shorten. There. Beat that if you can.
[The answer isn’t long off.]
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