Yesterday we noted that News Corp journo Samantha Maiden had bestowed the compliment on Industry Minister Christopher Pyne by naming him as someone she’d have in her “bomb shelter” if the time came. We asked if Crikey readers had any creative reasons they would invite particular pollies to their bomb shelter and got some interesting answers. One tipster said “Probably Clive Palmer because if provisions ran low there’s plenty of him to go around for everyone else. I doubt either that he tastes good or is in any way nutritional but at least we’d be assured that everyone would have their fill.” Another tipster chose a candidate, and we wonder if this is just a straight out plug for a friend “I would choose Anne Aly. Anyone with the depth of skill and compassion which she demonstrates would be the most inspiring and instructive companion.”

Peter Fray

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