After conspiracy theorist and ‘chef’ Pete Evans announced he was entering politics, some legend (The Chaser) bought the domain for www.peteevansforsenate.com and redirected it to the COVID vaccine site.
Unfortunately the link no longer redirects to the CISCO website as the organisation has flagged it as a security threat. But still a good gag nonetheless.
Evans was announced as a candidate for the NSW Senate as part of The Great Australia Party earlier this month, with the move being labelled as a “dangerous publicity stunt.”
“Renowned Australian chef, restaurateur, author and television presenter, Pete Evans, has been approved to run as a NSW senate candidate for the Great Australian Party in the forthcoming federal election,” a statement from party leader and former One Nation senator Rod Culleton read.
“Pete is fully supportive of the GAP ethos, supporting restoration of the Commonwealth and the preservation of democracy in Australia.”
Culleton also suggested that Evans was a figure approved by most Australians, and what Australians would that be???
“Throughout his engagement with GAP’s national selection committee, Pete presented an unwavering commitment to advancing the freedoms of all Australians. As a result, he has been resoundingly approved,” he said.
On the same day Pete Evans’ foray into politics was announced, Prime Minister Scott Morrison was asked if the move would undermine confidence in the vaccine rollout.
“No”, Morrison said.
“I do not propose you give him any air. I will not give him any,” he added.
Oops too late ScoMo.
Labor MP Tanya Plibersek told The Feed that “Australia’s a democracy” when asked what she thought about the announcement.
“He’s perfectly entitled to run for election, just as Australians are perfectly entitled not to vote for him.”
But my spidey senses are telling me that people might vote for Evans as a sort of donkey vote. And if enough people decide to take the piss, we must just end up with another degenerate in parliament.