We have been living in fear and trepidation of telling Cactus Kate about Wednesday's Backbenches show.
It was a cringefest due to the mind bogglingly odd and inappropriate Hilary Calvert. There is nothing to commend this woman - someone has bent her social acceptability radar around her red curly bangs.
We breed chooks - for eggs and to eat. But until the moment of dispatch they live in a hen Hilton and have the run of the place. We understand that there is a need for intensively produced eggs and that there are good and bad points to all egg and broiler raising operations including free range and organic. A good battery operation is not a bad in the scheme of things - a bad one is well pardon the pun - fowl. We have seen both.
Calvert was crass, arrogant and just plain scary as she went on and on about chickens and cages and killing them.
But after Backbenches last night there is only one chook who should be looked up in a cage and its Hillary Calvert - and frankly it wold be no loss if someone chopped her head off as there appears to be little in it anyway.
-Now back to Cactus - as we said we didnt know how to tell her that yet another ACT member was shaping up to be a dud.
We didnt need to worry - she watched the show online and if you think I'm disgusted - read her comments.
We dont think Hilary Calvert will make the cut on the ACT list. And we dont think that will ruffle many feathers - apart from the headless Gallus herself.