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15 People Who Think Clive Palmer Is An Australian Hero

Clive Palmer SMASH!

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Australian mining billionaire Clive Palmer walked out of an ABC 7:30 interview on Thursday night, when questions turned to his legal dispute with a Chinese business partner.

ABC 7:30

"I’m a private citizen this is my private business it’s not something I want to go into really... I just didn’t want to waste my time talking to them," Mr Palmer told BuzzFeed.

“I answered the two questions about it. It wasn’t a big deal for me to be honest with you."

Friday's News Corp papers splashed with front covers depicting Clive Palmer as the new destructive force in Australian politics.

1. But there are those that think Clive Palmer is a breath of fresh air. The attacks from News Corp newspapers have some warming to the idea of Mr Palmer in politics.

I think I'm turning pro Clive Palmer, based exclusively on the Daily Telegraph not liking him.

Leigh Hintz@LeighHintz

I think I'm turning pro Clive Palmer, based exclusively on the Daily Telegraph not liking him.

10:10 AM - 11 Jul 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

2. Those that like his 'anti-professional' approach.

The more I see @CliveFPalmer in action, the more I'm glad he's in parliament. So nice to see the lawyer and union hack pollies in a tizz.

Thats Damn Right!@thatsdamnright

The more I see @CliveFPalmer in action, the more I'm glad he's in parliament. So nice to see the lawyer and union hack pollies in a tizz.

10:01 AM - 11 Jul 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

3. And his battles with the 'Main Stream Media'.

Can't help being drawn to @CliveFPalmer by our shared value: utter contempt for MSM. #PUP

[insert title] Phil @Phil_B7

Can't help being drawn to @CliveFPalmer by our shared value: utter contempt for MSM. #PUP

9:05 AM - 11 Jul 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

4. Especially the News Corp newspapers.

Give @TonyAbbottMHR & @RuperMurdoch the shellacking they deserve @CliveFPalmer but for the good of Australia.

DEAD MAN@Sunkland

Give @TonyAbbottMHR & @RuperMurdoch the shellacking they deserve @CliveFPalmer but for the good of Australia.

8:19 AM - 11 Jul 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

5. Even those who loved his moves to block Thursday's Carbon Tax repeal.

@CliveFPalmer keep blocking the carbon tax repeal and you will have my vote for PM.

Shannon Giblett@Shannon1ford

@CliveFPalmer keep blocking the carbon tax repeal and you will have my vote for PM.

9:04 AM - 11 Jul 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

6. Because the Carbon Tax compensation issue has a lot of people on side.

Keep it up @CliveFPalmer. They won't reduce prices if you don't make them. If they can't, then keep the ETS at floating lower price.

Smoked@swm0904

Keep it up @CliveFPalmer. They won't reduce prices if you don't make them. If they can't, then keep the ETS at floating lower price.

8:22 AM - 11 Jul 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

7. Those that love his past but love his political action.

Clive palmer was a major fuck up for Gold Coast and the aleague in that time but I don't mind him in politics.

Luke Boyce-Taylor@Boycey1105

Clive palmer was a major fuck up for Gold Coast and the aleague in that time but I don't mind him in politics.

9:34 AM - 11 Jul 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

8. There are also the self-loathing lovers of Clive.

Am I really tweeting that I am actually enjoying the #clivepalmer debacle and feeling some odd sense of respect for him #shootmenow

PB@youngapprentice

Am I really tweeting that I am actually enjoying the #clivepalmer debacle and feeling some odd sense of respect for him #shootmenow

9:02 AM - 11 Jul 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

9. And people who think he's the THINKER we need right now.

Forget about who Clive is WE now have a thinker in Parliament. Give it to them Clive Palmer.

John Dwyer@unechisjohn

Forget about who Clive is WE now have a thinker in Parliament. Give it to them Clive Palmer.

9:00 AM - 11 Jul 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

10. Clive is 'Keeping The Bastards Honest'.

I want to be honest I used to think @CliveFPalmer was joking about parliament, but you're keeping them honest #lovingyourwork

Andrew Meadows@andymeadowsuk

I want to be honest I used to think @CliveFPalmer was joking about parliament, but you're keeping them honest #lovingyourwork

7:39 AM - 11 Jul 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

11. And the word 'HERO' is used a lot.

Somehow somewhere a view could be held that Clive Palmer has become an Australian hero of common sense. It's just a shame it's Clive Palmer.

Daniel Sanguineti@DanSanguineti

Somehow somewhere a view could be held that Clive Palmer has become an Australian hero of common sense. It's just a shame it's Clive Palmer.

2:27 PM - 10 Jul 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

12. No matter what happens.

@CliveFPalmer Touché clive you became a hero today! Keep the Carbon tax and you will be a hero for more than one day #auspol

Lady Louisa@IouisaLouisa

@CliveFPalmer Touché clive you became a hero today! Keep the Carbon tax and you will be a hero for more than one day #auspol

1:33 PM - 10 Jul 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

13. He's Australian. He's a hero.

Clive Palmer, continuing to prove himself as the aussie hero nobody knew they needed #auspol

Simon Anicich@simonanicich

Clive Palmer, continuing to prove himself as the aussie hero nobody knew they needed #auspol

1:30 PM - 10 Jul 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

14. For taking it to big business.

In my opinion Clive Palmer is now a national hero for helping block the Carbon Tax repeal #CopThatBigBusinessToffs #AusPol

K Diddy @MelbCityLeeds

In my opinion Clive Palmer is now a national hero for helping block the Carbon Tax repeal #CopThatBigBusinessToffs #AusPol

3:00 PM - 10 Jul 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

15. Because Clive is 'too big to fail'.

Hero for just a day? @CliveFPalmer PUP's 'No!' to carbon tax vote. Go Clivey! Go man go!Too big to fail with the ppl behind you!#auspol

chris murphy@chrismurphys

Hero for just a day? @CliveFPalmer PUP's 'No!' to carbon tax vote. Go Clivey! Go man go!Too big to fail with the ppl behind you!#auspol

11:17 AM - 10 Jul 14ReplyRetweetFavorite