Remember rambammed (2009), self-confessed "strong supporter of Israel" (which he has described as "a beacon of democracy in a sea of despotism"), IPA nipper (28), and newbie Liberal senator James Paterson advocating in his maiden speech that Australia "formally recognise Jerusalem as Israel's capital... and move our embassy there"? (See my 19/3/16 post Stirring Times in the Senate.)
Just to show you he's not a one-trick pony, and worth every cent of the $199,040 p.a. we're paying him, here's the laddie's latest 'bright' idea:
"When you've got a $40 billion budget deficit, every item of spending needs to be scrutinised more closely,' [James Paterson] said. 'Let's fight that battle once I've got Blue Poles privatised - uh, sold." (Sell Blue Poles & end public funding for sport and the arts, says Liberal senator James Paterson, Michael Koziol, The Age, 8/10/16)
One really shouldn't be surprised. If Jerusalem's not off limits for this drongo, nothing is.