Armed only with a self-promoting tweet and a tame photographer, Australian Federal Oppostion Leader and legend in his own mind, Tony Abbott, goes forth to grab more mainstream media column inches.........
Volunteer firefighter Tony Abbott, in a posed photograph allegedly working on fire containment lines in the Conjola National Park on NSW's south coast. Picture: Craig Greenhill - Source: The Australian 9 January 2013 - Caption: Clarencegirl
Still posing for the camera below. Note the absence of protective gloves:
Mr. Abbott is delaying a holiday for three days in order to milk his presence somewhere near a bushfire for all it's worth.
More photos of Tony well away from the frontline flames
Just when I thought Abbott's shameless self-promotion on the backs of other people's fear and loss could not get any worse - The Daily Telegraph online had this montage on its homepage, with yet another posed Abbott behind the front lines .