The Advertiser - SA Weekend - - UP FRONT - roy ec­cle­ston

To­day we look at what friends and foes think of Nick Xenophon’s plans to ex­pand his po­lit­i­cal power by run­ning can­di­dates for House and Se­nate seats at the next fed­eral elec­tion.

The Nick Xenophon Team’s fo­cus is to pres­sure the gov­ern­ment to hon­our its prom­ise to build 12 sub­marines in this state.

Of course, some think that in­stead of tor­pe­do­ing his op­po­nents, Se­na­tor X may blow him­self up. They say he’s thrived on be­ing an anti-politi­cian, so how will his rep­u­ta­tion fare when he heads up a po­lit­i­cal out­fit?

Given the un­der­sea war­fare theme, we pho­tographed Se­na­tor Xenophon in frog­man gear in the Port River, ready for his sab­o­tage cam­paign. Sink or swim.

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