Citing The Chaser as a way of trying to defuse the growing scandal and outrage over the fake Labor Party leaflet, detailed here, was the second big mistake retiring Liberal Party MP Jackie Kelly made, after laughing about it on morning radio and television.
She has made sure the scandal stays in the headlines right through to Saturday. Unless something, or someone, explodes.
Jackie Kelly tried to defend her husband, Gary Clark, when he was busted on Tuesday night stuffing pro-terrorism leaflets, plastered with Labor Party logos, into Western Sydney letterboxes by claiming he was "drunk" and was attempting "a Chaser-style prank."
The Chaser has now responded :
The Chaser's executive producer Julian Morrow has now invited Ms Kelly, who will retire after the election, to join the comedy team.
"Jackie will obviously be looking for a job," Morrow said.
"One of the criticisms of The Chaser is that we don't have any women on our team.
"Bronwyn Bishop has got the inside running, but Jackie is welcome to make an application."
"It's a bit of a worry when the best argument you have to defend your ethical practices is that you were doing what The Chaser does.
"We are hoping this will lead to a profitable political consultancy for The Chaser in the future."
We'll update later with the raft of questions John Howard is expected to be hammered with during his press club final speech, and pitch, to the nation.
Howard must be ready to cry to have such a disgusting and incredibly stupid scandal erupt so close to voting day.
The final nail in Howard's political coffin has come from his own people.
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