Politicians love handing our taxpayer-funded largesse as elections near, but every so often they also provide the internet with a gift as well – an exploitable meme-worthy image.
Enter Scott Morrison’s big blue bus designed for campaigning in Queensland, which this week became an online sensation for all the wrong reasons.
It didn’t help of course that soon after unveiling the bus it was revealed that the Prime Minister was going to travel most of the journey from the Gold Coast to Gladstone on his VIP jet.
So – said Twitter and Facebook – let the party begin ….
— TOM IN OZ (@SirThomasWynne) November 6, 2018
Needless to say, with Scott Morrison promoting his ‘everyman’ persona at every opportunity it wouldn’t be an internet meme without a Peter Griffen reference.
Some contributors also enjoyed life beyond the big blue bus.
— MattNT (@MattNT11) November 6, 2018
The government’s NBN policy got a good work out.
While online commentators were also keen to predict the outcome of the election.
— Andrew Woodward – Change Cowper (@CowperLabor) November 6, 2018
Ultimately though, the Prime Ministers own description of his Liberal colleagues in the aftermath of the leadership ructions ensured this meme was one of the most popular as the ‘ghost’ bus racked up its Queensland kilometres.
LIBERAL MUPPETS ON THE ROAD #scomuppet
(just in case you missed it yesterday, more detailed version)@ScottMorrisonMP #muppets #liberal #scomo #bustour #queensland #ScoMoExpress #LiberalLogic #auspol #ScomoExpress #BlueBus #Bus #scomopromo #BlusterBus #StopTheVotes pic.twitter.com/OlHpHyZHC3
— Dunken K Bliths (@DunkenKBliths) November 6, 2018