I spent a good part of this afternoon, while keeping an eye on the news, looking for ‘Scomo’, or as I call him ‘Scooter’ for the speed at which he is able to disappear.
He was nowhere to be seen, although Anthony Albanses (or Albo), took the golden opportunity of doing his bit for the Labor Cause, without any competition. Albo has been ‘everywhere man’, in every fire-ravaged area, thanking the firies, talking to people affected by the devastation, seeing for himself the overwhelming disaster created by this catastrophic event.
Then, guess who popped up on the evening news, just when I thought he must have gone back to Hawaii. It was our FEARLESS LEADER!!!
Yes, there he was, all smiles, and posing for a ‘happy snap’ with a bunch of cricketers. We can see that he is taking his own advice, about ‘not panicking’ in the face of the fire situation.
So, at last, we have help from the Australian Defence Forces. About time, in fact, late, late, late.
There are over 82,000 acting personnel in the ADF, including active reservists. (wikipedea) and no, they are not specialists in fighting bush fires, but, we are just beginning to see how many areas they could be of vital assistence to our trained firies on the ground.(God Bless Them)