My elderly aunt who resides in Bonny Hills also personally met Okkeshott. She was the one who christened him “bum-fingers.” She attended one of his gathering and re-calls after speaking with him for a few minutes as being: “a sleazy, effeminate little man who she wouldn’t trust as far as she could sling him” - her exact words. After watching him pontificate for a few minutes on TV, she raised herself from the chair, broke some wind; switched off the telly, and made a cuppa. She knew this was always going to be about this self-serving little man, and never about the constituents in the Lyon electorate who voted for him.
Yes. “bum-fingers” had a personal grudge against the Nationals - Abbott, and he was never going to cast his vote for them, regardless of what they offered him, but he played it out like he was genuinely negotiating - that’s his “fake” character, and the type of sleazy little grub he really is.
To suggest he has received no personal reward from the troll for his vote is smack in the face of common sense, and anyone to suggest otherwise needs to go back to reading the ABC books.
I understand he is not even going to run in the 2013 election, because he knows he will get annihilated by even the dumbest National Party candidate they offer.
This situation has taught many people one thing: before voting for an Independent candidate, make sure you know who they are referencing or who they will preference before you vote for them: don’t know, don’t vote for them.