Loyal Aussie MP Bill Shorten supports Prime Minister… goes viral
An Australian MP has become an online hit after showing the sort of blind loyalty to his Prime Minister in a Sky News interview that could only normally be prompted by a Malcolm Tucker rant.
Bill Shorten was being interviewed about a statement made by PM Julia Gillard about whether the Australian Speaker should return to his role while there was an investigation into allegations of sexual harassment.
But rather than give his opinion he said: "I haven't seen what she's said, but let me say I support what it is that she said."
Bemused interviewer David Speers replied: "Hang on, you haven't seen what she said?" and then it got even more bizarre as Shorten added: "But I support what my prime minister said".
Asked to give his own view, Shorten added: "My view is what the prime minister's view is. I support what our prime minister has said."