There’s
nothing like a mention of our old pal Khemlani, AKA Michael Johnson,
the Federal Liberal Member for Ryan, to get the email going. We’ve had
an appreciative message from one of the local party members thanking us
for reproducing his letter about the electorate committee AGM. They’re
pleased to learn its on – even if it is only via Crikey. Our
correspondent is an important office holder in one of the Ryan Liberal
branches, you see. Ah, Khemlani, you’ve done it again.

Khemlani’s latest kontempt has got former senior Queensland Liberal Party office holder Graham Young fuming.

“This
letter from Ryan MHR Michael Johnson, demonstrates the secret of his
success – being completely up-front and unconventional, not to mention
monomaniacal. I can think of no other MP who could have written this
letter.

“Essentially it is Johnson distributing his how-to-vote
ticket for the coming Ryan Federal Electorate Council AGM. Most federal
members will have a list of office bearers that they would prefer, but
few would be so divisive, or presumptuous, as to print let alone
distribute it.

“Most would also show a little more respect for
the other elected representatives in the area. Johnson appears to have
a feudal approach to local politics. He is the federal member, and
therefore expects to control the federal electorate council and treat
the other politicians who are meant to be serviced by that structure –
the local state and council representatives – as vassals.”

Ouch! It’s that utter shamelessness that makes Johnson so special, Graham.

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