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.........
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 .