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Chic Henry signs up for One Nation of Wheels

By johnboy - 15 June 2012 40

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The only news on the Motorist’s Party website is that they’ve got a new website.

But the Canberra Times has the news that Summernats front man Chic Henry is going to be a very effective celebrity candidate for the white-shirts.

Despite being associated with the Liberal Party over the years, Mr Henry said the Motorists were a natural fit for him.

“If you think about all the things I’ve been known for, at the end of the day, I love cars, I love driving my car every day.

“I love motorsports, high performance cars, I couldn’t have run Summernats all those years if I didn’t love what it was all about so I think (the Motorists) were a closer fit to what I was all about,” he said.

He’s going to run in Ginninderra, which will be an interesting squeeze play on the middle seat there.

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Chic Henry signs up for One Nation of Wheels
BelcoMan 2:50 pm 15 Jun 12

I am a motorcyclist and he doesn’t represent me.

He has no endorsment friom the MRA ACT or any other motorcycle group that I am aware of.

Surely this claim is “fraudulent”?

Seriously Chic, you can’t be serious

XO_VSOP 2:15 pm 15 Jun 12

didn’t old Chic have to go bankrupt for Summernats? now he wants us to vote him in office, oh why not its Canberra he’d make the perfect treasurer

Diggety 1:58 pm 15 Jun 12

Anyone know where I can get odds on the ACT election?

DrKoresh 1:53 pm 15 Jun 12

SnapperJack said :

Best news I’ve heard for a long time. Hopefully all the Greens members in the current Assembly will be voted out and be replaced by members from the Motorist Party. Then we will have a Liberal government in coalition with the Motorists and kiss goodbye to left wing extremism, climate change grants, dodgy solar panels schemes and public art. It will be a win-win for everybody.

You are the archetype for Crotchety, Out-of-Touch, Old People everywhere, aren’t you? What planet do you live on and what year do you think it is? :O

I can’t believe there are people still bashing climate change as some lefty conspiracy. It’s gone far beyond the level of reasonable (or even unreasonable) scepticism, into flat-out intellectually dishonest denialist territory.
“Oh scientists, what do they know!? In my day we used to burn an acre of bushland after school everyday and no-one said anything about warming! Plus, it got really cold last night, which totally proves that climate change is a socialist conspiracy!”

johnboy 1:45 pm 15 Jun 12

Because Greens voters will flock to the Motorists?

In what addled fantasy world are you living.

They’ll come off Labor and Liberal, those parties will be praying they can get Motorists preferences this time.

SnapperJack 1:42 pm 15 Jun 12

Best news I’ve heard for a long time. Hopefully all the Greens members in the current Assembly will be voted out and be replaced by members from the Motorist Party. Then we will have a Liberal government in coalition with the Motorists and kiss goodbye to left wing extremism, climate change grants, dodgy solar panels schemes and public art. It will be a win-win for everybody.

PantsMan 1:00 pm 15 Jun 12

If there was a dragway down Northborne we would not need light rail. Ideas people, ideas!

Postalgeek 12:54 pm 15 Jun 12

Diggety said :

I also not they’ve listed “Pedestrian and cyclist issues” as one of those catagories, love to see what will happen there! 😉

I think we can guess where it will go:

The Australian Motorist Party represents all road users, including heavy vehicles, motorcycles, taxis, public transport etc. The Party policy may also represent pedestrians, cyclists and the general public where motoring policy shares a common interest with these sectors. As a broad policy objective, the Australian Motorist Party will work to ensure that a more just and representative proportion of budgetary income derived from the motoring sector is allocated to the safety and welfare of the motoring citizens.

It’ll be interesting to see what happens if motorists don’t have a common interest with the general public.

Holden Caulfield 12:51 pm 15 Jun 12

Show us ya tits!

VYBerlinaV8_is_back 12:50 pm 15 Jun 12

rosscoact said :

Won’t he play to the ‘aspirational voters’? That is the ones who have an S ute but aspire to a Maloo. I would have thought they were Liberal voters

That is the funniest post I’ve read in a while! Kudos!

dungfungus 12:35 pm 15 Jun 12

I hope he doesn’t stand on his business accomplishment record.

Diggety 12:30 pm 15 Jun 12

In their policies section there are just catagories listed, nothing about how they will be addressed. I hope they provide detail soon, because some of the catagories are important.

I also not they’ve listed “Pedestrian and cyclist issues” as one of those catagories, love to see what will happen there! 😉

rosscoact 12:19 pm 15 Jun 12

Won’t he play to the ‘aspirational voters’? That is the ones who have an S ute but aspire to a Maloo. I would have thought they were Liberal voters

Thumper 12:00 pm 15 Jun 12

Frankly, I’ll vote Green before voting for him.

Nothing against the guy but I think canberra needs a bit more than I love cars as policy.

PantsMan 11:44 am 15 Jun 12

If Henry picks up the apathetic/disinterested blue/fluro collar voters that tend to vote Labor and streams that to the Liberals, this could be interesting.

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