Safer ground: the outgoing member for Oxley, Andrew Stoner. Photo: James BrickwoodTalk about cruelty to dumb politicians. In one of the more unusual moments of the campaign, six feral billy goats were press-ganged into racing each other while towing a politician sitting in a cart.
The race took place at the Comboyne Agricultural & Horticultural Association show on the NSW mid-north coast.
NSW National MPs Andrew Stoner (Oxley) and Leslie Williams (Port Macquarie) and a federal colleague David Gillespie (Lyne) took on Labor candidates Fran Armitage and Kristy Quill.
Port Macquarie mayor Peter Besseling also went along for the ride. Besseling stood as an independent for Lyne in the last federal election but it all ended in tears when leaking oil from his campaign bus was blamed for causing an accident in which three people were injured.
His goat suffered no such problem and Besseling came home just behind Armitage leaving the Nationals out of the running. Feral goats and politicians gather for the Comboyne goat race. @[email protected]://t.co/tOVXkUbfTspic.twitter南京夜网/CZs8fuYeJt — ABC Rural (@ABCRural) March 5, 2015This story Administrator ready to work first appeared on Nanjing Night Net.