Since it’s still Troy Buswell week, I was very pleased that Rich sent in this excellent snippet from Hansard featuring Troy and the rather odd Grant Woodhams.“LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY – Wednesday 10 May 2006: Mr G.A. WOODHAMS: …Water is bottled in this state. There are two places in my electorate in which water is bottled, and the consumption of that water is very popular in offices and towns – Mr T.R. Buswell: That is because it is half full of gin! Mr G.A. WOODHAMS: That is an excellent suggestion, member for Vasse! I will be putting to the manufacturers of the bottles that perhaps they be gin-lined so that the consumption of that water may be speeded up!
Now some may remember Grant Woodhams as an ABC weather reporter in the 1980’s. I also worked with him a couple of times as a video presenter. I also seem to remember a picture of him jogging wearing a tshirt with a picture of a Bundy bottle fashioned into a bong, on the front page of the west in the mid 1980’s. I don’t think even Frank could track down that one. So it was quite strange that he ended up being elected as a sort of wild-eyed National Party member for Greenough, looking like he might have a rack of Safari Suits in the wardrobe. And why is Troy heckling him. Aren’t they sort of the same side. Sort of?