Political endorsements are pure electoral gold. At least, we assume that’s the case because otherwise getting them would just be a big stupid waste of time and, on occasion, US$250.
Such as this case, where comedian Michael Hing has gotten an endorsement for One Asian’s senate campaign from Ms Stormy Daniels.
Yes, that Stormy Daniels.
People are still asking me if I’m serious about running. Well, I just spent $250 on a Cameo endorsement from Stormy Daniels. pic.twitter.com/LuLQQ6kINR
— michael hing (@hingers) April 29, 2019
And, like certain sitting US presidents are alleged to have done, Hing paid for the pleasure – specifically, he paid the company Cameo the aforementioned two-hundred-and-fifty-dollars-US-which-is-what-$354.84-Australian-before-conversion-fees for 15 seconds of Daniels’ time.
Unlike others, however, Hing has happily copped to it. And it’s fair to assume that she found the experience far more pleasurable.
And while NSW voters are probably not going to give the genuinely brilliant Hing a gig, it’s worth pointing out that he is almost certainly not eligible to sit in parliament under Section 44 of the Constitution in any case – not because of his citizenship, but because he’s employed by SBS and is therefore is possession of “an office of profit under the Crown”.
But hey, that’s for the High Court to determine! In the meantime, NSW, you know what to do.
— cubby broccoli (@VZerbst) April 29, 2019