[LINK] Morrison's Big Blue Bus
andyf at andyit.com.au
Thu Nov 8 12:32:14 AEDT 2018
Clarke & Dawe couldn't of done better:
JOURNALIST: Prime Minister, you’re on the bus tour. Why are you flying?
PRIME MINISTER: Well the bus is going all the way up to Rockie and that’s
where it was always planning to go. I mean, it’s a big state and I need to
cover as much of it in four days as I can. So we were never planning to
take the bus to Townsville, we’d always planned to take that last leg up
to Townsville by plane because that was the most effective way to get
there and to spend the most time there with people on the ground. I mean,
these visits aren’t about sitting on a bus. They’re about actually engaging
with small businesses and our supporters and the people of Queensland and
listening to them.
JOURNALIST: Then why have the bus?
PRIME MINISTER: Because it gets me from A to B.
JOURNALIST: Will you be taking the bus to Rockhampton from here?
PRIME MINISTER: Yes. The bus will be going to Rockhampton from here.
JOURNALIST: With you on it?
PRIME MINISTER: I’ve got to get there earlier than the bus tonight.
JOURNALIST: So you will be flying to Rockhampton?
PRIME MINISTER: I’ll get into Rockhampton tonight and I’ve got a programme
tonight in Rockhampton and the bus can’t get me there quick enough so I’ve
got to fly.
JOURNALIST: So you’ll be flying to Rockhampton and the bus will catch up
with you and then you’ll fly onto Townsville?
PRIME MINISTER: I’ll be flying onto Townsville. And your point is what?
JOURNALIST: I’m just interested in the point of the bus if you’re not on
PRIME MINISTER: I am on it, I just got off it.
JOURNALIST: But not onto Rockhampton or Townsville?
PRIME MINISTER: Yeah well it’s a practical thing. I want to spend as much
time on the ground with Queenslanders, and when I can be on the bus and go
from place to place on the bus, that’s great. But I’m not going to sacrifice
time with Queenslanders, listening to them and hearing them and talking to
them about what’s important to them just to satisfy the media’s interest in
the timetable for the bus.
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