Aussie politician Bob Katter has taken an interesting and unique approach to politics by sharing his views on the upcoming election through song.
The 73-year-old uploaded a hilarious video of himself singing to the tune of Creedence Clearwater Revival’s ‘Bad Boom Rising’ this week.
But instead of singing along to the well-known lyrics, the member of the House of Representatives chose to dub in his own equally creative words.
Sitting casually at his desk, Katter suddenly breaks out in song with: “I see a bad moon a’rising, I feel an election on the way. I see the major parties fighting, I see it’s Independents’ day”.
There’s a cross bench on the rise…
Posted by Bob Katter on Monday, 3 December 2018
Making reference to the recently upended balance of power in Parliament, he continues by adding: “Don’t stuff ’round tonight, we’re bound for a fight. There’s a cross-bench on the rise”.
Using his printed out of lyrics to keep him going, the politician starts to really get into the tune clapping his hands to keep the beat. He is even seen dancing along a little by swinging his arms around.
“I hear hell gates a goin’, I know irrigations coming soon. I see the rivers they a flowin’, this time it won’t be China’s boom,” he sings.
“Don’t stuff ’round tonight, we’re bound for a fight, there’s a cross-bench on the rise.”
Clearly taking aim at the uncertainty within the major parties since Malcolm Turnbull’s ousting Katter finishes with a firm statement suggesting that Aussies are not going to support either Liberal or Labor in the election.
“I see the majors start to tether, I see them eating humble pie,” he continues. “Looks like the publics getting clever, it’s the Independents’ time to fly.”
The video has received quite a lot of attention throughout the week, receiving more than 47,500 views since it was originally posted and a flurry of comments.
Aussies have been varied in their response to the creative song with many praising the politician for his efforts.
“Another string to your bow, you really can turn you hand to anything,” one person commented on Facebook.
“Finally, something good out of Canberra,” another added.
While others weren’t as supportive, claiming Katter really shouldn’t take to the stage any time soon.
“I like you Bob, but for God’s sake, don’t give up your day job,” someone joked.
“So glad you’re a pollie and not a singer,” a second said.
The original song from which Katter drew inspiration can be listened to below.