Another mystery, one that may say quite a bit more about Katter and his mates' fitness to exert any influence on public policy, concerns the photo of the two chaps being used in his TV ad. It has been smudged and blurred from chest level down, and the first reaction at the Billabong was to see this tampering as an attempt to suggest the boys were going the grope, entertaining a dwarf or making the imaginative acquaintance of a ferret.
The answer is a bit simpler than that: Bob's braintrust appears to have
......ACTUALLY, no it doesn't. A modest commenter points out that the ad's blurring wouldn't have covered the watermark as positioned below, so the picture was most likely bought online and everything about its use is quite probably proper and above board. And it also demonstrates the Professor is a dill for immediately jumping to conclusions.
So what to do? Take down the post and pretend it didn't happen? Well that would be worse, as it might be seen as hiding the shame of a stupid error. How about this: Leave the picture ...
... cross out this bit
... and substite...
Expect Bob's next ad to denounce the state for sticking its nose in your business, as long as you're not gay.
(There, that took a bit of wiggling, but it does preserve some little Bunyip dignity)
UPDATE: Did you catch another of the sensitive little touches in Katter's ad? Newman folding a skirt.
FOR THE RECORD: Gay marriage enjoys no support at the Billabong, nor does the heterosexual variety (particularly the heterosexual variety, as has been made clear many times to the Rufous Bird). Two people deciding to share lives and a bed do not need to be forced into a threesome with the state, which should stick to filling potholes and dispensing susso packages of cheap lentils to all the public servants and ABC employees it needs to fire.