Honest to God: if Tim Wilson gets up in this preselection at the other end of the country from me, I'll have trouble voting for the Liberals for another decade at least.
Laughably, Bolt says of Wilson:
Tim Wilson has a long record of publicly fighting for Liberal values and has the scars to prove it.Like the "scar" of a directly gifted Human Rights Commission job worth about $400,000 in salary and benefits? What Bolt means is "Wilson supported me when the s.18C case was taken against me, which I could avoided by an apology and correction for mistakes, but instead decided to grandstand and lost. Of course he's well suited to be a Liberal candidate in a safe seat, then."
Georgina Downey, on the other hand, may have had a bit of a charmed life as a daughter of a famous politician; but I find it hard to credit that a person with this academic and work background outside of thinktank wankery is not smart and well qualified for political life:
Ms Downer is a lawyer turned diplomat who served in Australia's embassy in Japan for four years. The mother of two has a Masters in Public International Law from the London School of Economics and degrees in Law and Commerce from the University of Melbourne. She is fluent in Japanese and French.The Liberal Party needs to distance itself from the mystery corporate funded ideologues of the IPA, not get tied up with them closer. If they go with Freedom Boy, it will be their loss.