Premier Anna Bligh gets to grips with Zali Dooley in Stockland as Zali’s mum preens the bub.
Premier Anna Bligh gets to grips with Zali Dooley in Stockland as Zali’s mum preens the bub. Chris Ison

Anna attracts a quick crowd

SHE might be lagging in the polls, but a short visit to Stockland yesterday proved again Premier Anna Bligh has plenty of charisma and voter appeal.

Jackie O'Sullivan said she was not a Labor voter, but made it straight for Ms Bligh as she entered the complex.

"I haven't voted for her party for a long time," said Jackie.

"But I admire Anna.

"She's a very courageous woman and I wanted to wish her good luck.

"It's great we have a woman in power."

With Treasurer Andrew Fraser and local candidate Bill Byrne in tow, there was no doubt who had the star appeal.

Tamara Dooley from Yeppoon was happy to hand over her baby, Zali, for a cuddle with the smiling, cooing politician.

"She said the baby was lovely.

"She's very friendly. I'd just finished feeding Zali.

"I came out of the baby room and there she was ... definitely not what I was expecting."

Over at Perfume Place, saleswoman Melissa Leisermann sprayed Ms Bligh with Loverdose by Diesel, but forgot her sales spiel.

"She seemed to like it.

"It was lovely to meet our Premier but I forgot to ask her if she'd like to buy the perfume."

There were more babies to cuddle, more hands to shake, more friendly faces to wave to and more cheesy posing for the camera.



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