When Prime Minister Scott Morrison visited fire ravaged New South Wales last year and thought he would offer a handshake to angry voters, things did not exactly go to plan – unless of course the plan was ‘Hey, here’s a bad idea’ then it went swimmingly. So, with a second natural disaster in the space of 12 months hit Australia, the PM was keen to help improve his tarnished public image and has come up with another brilliant plan to do just that – give each flood affected family a set of Pool Ponies.
“Who wouldn’t want a Pool Pony?” asked an excited Scott Morrison (52). “Not only will each family receive a cash payment of over $1,000, but they’ll also get a family set of Pool Ponies so they can play in the flood waters.”
A genius idea no doubt, only time will tell if it ranks up there with his forced handshake public relations opportunity of last January. Given that the government will be the one organising this, look for the Pool Ponies to turn up well after the floods have subsided and the next round of fires kick off.