So what if Andrew Robb decided to rely solely on internet search engines to back up his argument about Labor candidates being ineligible to run in Saturday’s election? They all retained positions on government boards, he said. The proof was right there for all to see, so long as they typed the right words into Google. And it’s not like Robb’s the first person to cut a few legitimate fact-finding corners and head directly for the broad sources of the interwebs.

Who on earth can be bothered cold-calling businesses to gain moral and factual backup when all you really need to do is browse the net and bring your enemies down one by one? If Robb looked a little further he might’ve found Turnbull’s Wentworth opponent George Newhouse is scandalously a deceased member of the MIT class of 1947. Shayne Neumann, the candidate for the Brisbane seat of Blair, is a past president of Nevada Trial Lawyers Association (NTLA) and of the Reno Chapter of American Bd. of trial advocates. He has taught at law school and trial lawyer seminars, and the National Judicial College in Reno, was appointed by President Clinton to serve on the Tahoe Regional Planning Agency for a term of four years and serves on the board of Scenic Nevada and Scenic America. PINKO.

But it’s Ross Daniels – running for the Brisbane seat of Ryan – who can be found with the most devious of double lives. Far from the pious, flag-waving Amnesty International chairperson he portrays himself as, one mere Google reveals that this sly wannabe is actually a famous local comedian:

Ross’ skills as a performer are as numerous as the jobs he juggles. He may be slight physically, but his body of work is huge. Recently, Ross has headlined sellout seasons at Melbourne’s Comedy Club and Last Laugh venues. He is one of the country’s most in demand standup comedians and is a top-billing act at comedy rooms nationwide.

“A committed Broncos fan who enjoys bike riding in Brisbane’s forest parks” my ar-e. Daniels, me and Andrew Robb have got your number.

Beware the internet – you ALP shysters can’t hide the truth any longer.

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