THIS ADVISORY will be of greater interest to younger readers who are, as they say, "down with Twitter", but it is worth everyone's while to note that Julia Gillard will shortly be taking questions from readers of the Launceston Examiner.
The session begins at 12:45, and you can catch PM Yabby's latest lies by clicking here:
Some possible questions:
Did either Bruce Wilson's kids or Craig Emerson's kids ever call you "mum"?
Did Nicola Roxon and Bill Shorten ever suggest to yourself and Bruce that it would be lots of fun to throw everyone's car keys into a hat?
Now that your staffers have instigated that race riot on Australia Day, are you prepared to stir up other minorities against Abbott in the interests of a diverse, multicultural community rooted in the principle of equal opportunity for all?
Is Peter Slipper's allowance as Speaker enough? Shouldn't he get an extra book of taxi vouchers so he can make it to court?
Did you pay stamp duty when you transferred your former Abbotsford home to the uni girlfriend you shared it with? Are there any other lawyerly stratagems little people might use to avoid taxes?Was Vassilis Telikostoglou, who built your front fence, the owner of Paris Mode fashions, which is listed as having received $17,500 from one of Bruce's fraudulently registerred bank accounts?
Remember, the Examiner is a Fairfax newspaper and therefore a bastion of that quality journalism. The editors would never dream -- not in a million years -- of sifting questions to present only the softballs.
But just to make sure everyone gets to see those inquiries, answered or not, why not tweet them as well to the Examiner's twitter account? Here it is:
@ExaminerOnline (use the hash tag #SunX)
Readers are invited to contribute their own questions in comments.
UPDATE: Forget even trying. The questions below, all posted in less than 10 minutes of the "chat", demonstrate rather clearly that, no matter what the medium, Fairfax journalists will always be happy to serve as this government's gatekeepers and publicists.
Comment From WalterAs a 70 year old aged pensioner I could not be more happier with you as Australias PM. Keep up the good workComment From ELHi Prime Minister, Just wanted to also thank you and am proud to vote Labour under your leadershipComment From KevLots of reforms by your Govt is long term- carbon pricing, edu, nbn, etc. looking to the future, I'm glad we have you leading the nation!Comment From GreggJust would like to say you are doing a good job and sorry to hear about your dad my thoughts are with youComment From Andrea obrienDon't have question. Just wanted to thank you. From a mother of Daughters. Stay strong.Comment From Aaron DAs a passionate advocate of your government's agenda can I say thank you for not giving in to the barrage of negativity and for having the tenacity to fight this fight. I am sure it will be rewarded in the long term.Comment From Emily RodrigoPrime minister, I'd just like to say how great it is having a female prime minister.Comment From PipI like your glasses PM!Comment From maureenSincere thanks for your commitment to our country, Ms Gillard. I hope you get a chance in your busy schedule to explore the beautiful state of Tassie.Comment From AnnieThank you for chatting, you are an inspiration.
Just coincidentally, at exactly the same moment Fairfax's Tasmanian journalists were protecting their guest from the sort of questions good stenographers would never ask, the publisher's stock hit an all-time low of 39.5 cents.