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It seems Clive Palmer has just sent his worst (and most ironic) text message yet

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Clive Palmer text messages are nothing new — in fact, it feels like he’s contact half of Australia in the past month in his bid to get elected to federal parliament.

But Ross and John have been alerted to what appears to be probably his worst text message yet.

Several listeners say they have received a message from a ‘Clive Palmer’ promising to ban unsolicited text messages.

“When elected, United Australia Party will ban unsolicited political text messages which Labor & Liberal have allowed,” it reads.

Political marketing expert Dr Andrew Hughes, from Australian National University, said he gave the tactic a mark of 6/10.

“It’s got us talking about him again,” Dr Hughes said.

“Clive Palmer needs to get his name out there and in our mind all the time.”

“It reminds me of something Rene Rivkin said – “All publicity is good publicity, unless it’s really, really bad publicity.
“Has anything good ever come from unsolicited text messages?”
– Ross Stevenson

Click PLAY to hear Dr Hughes dissect the tactic with Ross and John

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