One has to wonder how many voters on the north coast of NSW, but especially those who have the privilege of having the National Party's Luke Hartsuyker as their local member, are even faintly aware of his celebrity status.
The Australian's Denis Shanahan wrote on Friday (December 7), "The Nationals’ sorry state and adherence to inflexible seniority has kept the Nationals’ one true potential star, Luke Hartsuyker, in the outer ministry".
Sorry, come again Denis. What's this business about Hartsuyker being the Nationals’ one true potential star?
What evidence does Denis have that causes him to write such stuff? The locals in the electorate of Cowper have every right to know 'cause as sure as eggs they haven't seen any such evidence that would give support to Shanahan's view? Perhaps Luke saves up his best performances for when he's wining and dining with members of the parliamentary press gallery in Canberra.
Read this and other comments about the mob Brendan Nelson selected to make up the numbers in the Opposition's shadow ministry at: