A Twitter entry today appears to indicate that the NSW North Coast Nationals are so sure the Page electorate is in their pocket that they are again willing to run Kevin Hogan against sitting Labor MP Janelle Saffin.
Because he was so forgettable last time he stood for election and has never taken any interest in the electorate since then, many local voters may find they have little memory of him.
So here is a short reprise:
After getting Federal Nationals pre-selection unopposed in 2009 Kevin Hogan took keeping a low profile to ridiculous length.
Hogan was (and probably still is) in denial about an ongoing Coalition commitment to dam and divert certain North Coast rivers.
He supports the coal seam gas industry and particularly Metgasgo, whose operations in the Casino district have led to fines concerning water management documentation and orders for improperly disposing of contaminated wastewater and for badly constructed ‘holding’ ponds.
Hogan allowed his National Party supporters free rein to post abusive and sexist remarks on his Facebook campaign page.
Like his fearless leaders, he appears to consider the truth to be a highly flexible commodity and even makes false claims about his election campaign giveaways.
During the 2010 federal election campaign, Hogan accepted ‘help’ from a paid staffer of a sitting NSW Nationals MP – then denied all knowledge when this breach of the rules became known.
Was so cavalier about election campaign rules and conventions that he thumbed his nose both online and in print.