Turnbull wary of Keneally
FORMER NSW premier Kristina Keneally yesterday announced she will take on Liberal MP John Alexander in the Bennelong by-election, setting up a high-profile showdown and creating a major headache for the Prime Minister.
She’s been accused of being the puppet premier of NSW with the backing of the nowjailed Eddie Obeid and Joe Tripodi, who was found to be corrupt by ICAC, in a desperate attempt to stop Labor bleeding votes, but lost in a landslide in 2011.
Speaking from Manila, the PM said Bill Shorten’s support for Keneally has echoes of a judgment made by the notorious Obeid.
“She’s Bill Shorten’s handpicked candidate, so obviously Eddie Obeid and Bill Shorten have formed the same view about Kristina Keneally,” Mr Turnbull said.
“Don’t let Kristina Keneally do to Bennelong what she did to NSW.”
Mr Alexander was forced to sensationally quit Parliament because he suspects he holds British citizenship.
But Ms Keneally (pictured) was born in Las Vegas in the US and, while she may have renounced her foreign citizenship, she hasn’t been able to lose her American accent.