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    Clive Palmer Has Made One Of His Infamous "Goodbye" Videos For Tony Abbott

    "Goodbye Tony. Tony, goodbye."

    Australian MP Clive Palmer has weighed in on the Liberal leadership spill with a video in which he repeatedly bids farewell to prime minister Tony Abbott.

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    "Goodbye Tony, Tony goodbye. Goodbye Tony, goodbye. Goodbye Tony, goodbye Tony. Bye bye. Goodbye Tony. Tony, time to go, goodbye, roll over, Malcolm's hopping into bed. Bye bye Tony," Clive says in the video.

    The eccentric crossbencher tweeted the video to a series of politicians and media outlets, after a single tweet saying just "#Twidleytoo".

    Somewhat astonishingly, Palmer's "goodbye" videos are a regular occurrence in Australian politics.

    In February last year, he recorded one for Campbell Newman – who, as it turned out, was defeated by Annastacia Palaszczuk almost a year later at the 2015 election.

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    He also made one for speaker Bronwyn Bishop shortly before she resigned in August this year.

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    He's two for two so far... and soon enough, we'll know if his Abbott video has the same success.

    Lane Sainty is the editor of BuzzFeed News in Australia and is based in Sydney.

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