I think that musta bin me.
He then refocussed his tweeting to congratulate Andrew Hastie "on a terrific victory in Canning!"
Obviously a very busy man, Henry.
Without mentioning any by elections in Western Australia, Andrew Weeks, business manager of Riverland Wine, the leading regional wine industry body, wrote a similar response in The Week That Was.
Like seriously, if you attempt to approach it logically, there is none here in the bullshit arcane structures and stage scaffolds these marginal Australian plonkmongers, with hillbilly politicians for protection, have somehow conspired into ersatz growth.
Like how dumb is that? And we believe it? They expect the poor bloody growers to believe it. Over-supply is essential when you're fighting for space on the least-profitable shelves of the transnational shop.
Take a look at the WFA's 2015 Production profitability analysis ... the information in its pie diagrams is indicting as much as devastating.
Amalgamated, Australia's "cool climate" regions, which, in the WFA's estimation mysteriously include the warm Barossa and McLaren Vale, incurred a 43% loss in 2015. These figures compare the cost of growing the grapes to the prices achieved.
Moving up along the Murray from its constipated sphincter, we first hit Langhorne Creek, where 77% of the fruit grown sold at a loss, and the average yield per hectare since 2006 is 9.2 tonnes.
The Riverland's next, with a 92% loss at 20 t/ha.
Get to Murray-Darling-Swan Hill and it's 88% loss at 19.4 t/ha. The Riverina, home of the glorious YellowTail, scores a 97% loss at 14.9 t/ha.
But regardless of how much of this country's strictly limited freshwater they use, these viticulture regions remain insolvent, and still howl for millions of government dollars to help them with their international marketing.
Breathing the cold winds of market reality: the author speaking the truth in the very bad Wine Press Club war room with the king hell operatives, including Bill Moularadelis, left, who obviously disagrees, Stuart McNab (since suddenly vanished from his frontline attack role at Treasury, but out there plotting something somewhere) and emcee Brenton Quirini, Empire Liquor ... photo AAAgent Davise