Poor old Michael Johnson! The Member for
Ryan has had a caning in the Queensland media since Crikey revealed earlier this week that he has named his
firstborn after his seat.

The Courier-Mail had a go on Wednesday: “We
think the kid should be grateful dad doesn’t represent the good folk of Batman,
Jagajaga or Eden Monaro.”

And the paper has followed up with a poll
conducted with local talk station 4BC: “Federal MP for Ryan Michael Johnson
named his son after his electorate. Would you be more likely to vote for him?” Unsurprisingly,
86% of respondents said “no”.

Peter Fray

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