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Just a day after political candidate Clive Palmer flew to the Menindee Lakes to help clean up the environmental disaster that is the mass fish kill, with a deep fryer and a couple bags of frozen chips – it appears the North Queensland mining magnate is back in the headlines.
This time for sending yet another unsolicited text.
This week alone we have seen Palmer texting campaign promises to millions of voters without their permission,
Yesterday’s text landed at 7.47am, and was ironically pledging to ban unsolicited texts.
“When elected, United Australia Party will ban unsolicited political text messages which Labor & Liberal have allowed,” it read.
Today’s text, however, appears to have been not even ironic, and more of a mistake.
This text read:
“Oi what was the name of that restaurant on the way to Canberra from Sydney that does the satay pasta. Fuk that was good”
Palmer has since addressed today’s text message, stating that it was meant for his media advisor, who’s name is Evan.
“‘Evan’ sits just above ‘Every single Australian’ in my phone’s contact list” says Clive.
“It was an easy mistake to make, and a costly one too. At 6 cents a text…”
“Anyway, I apologise for the third one but not the two others. To be honest I’m just getting really excited to get elected again and want to see if all my favourite haunts are still open”
“For the record, the restaurant’s name is the Paragon Cafe in Goulburn. It’s incredible”