Celebrity Apprentice – Just Call Jason Coleman Mr Teflon
“I am worried about my brand, I was invited here I did not ask to come on the show,” said Jason Coleman. He tried to make it sound like he was doing them a favour. He forgot to add that a cheque would have been dangled in front of his face.
It was an entertaining episode with Jason and Pauline Hanson in the boardroom. Jason was trying trying to say his team had been handicapped by his teammates, but Mark Bouris was not going to cop that and said out of those 50,000 shows you have put on some have been pantomimes and the others have no experience in this area. OK maybe I am paraphrasing.
Props to Jesinta Campbell who has been really impressive this series when she observed “If someone has to tell you constantly how brilliant they are, it gets wearing,”. And she continued, “as he would say this is ‘my truth'”.
She also said ” don’t take all the responsibility for all the glory and of you are not going to take responsibility for the mistakes”.
Anyway back to the boardroom and there was no throwing each other under bus but there were some back handed compliments.
“My gay friends and my non-Australian born friends will be very shocked when they see I am sitting here hand in hand with Pauline Hanson or what I thought she was like before I entered the competition,” said Jason
He added “We are more alike then we are different.” Has Jason now wrecked Pauline’s brand? Is Pauline a self-centred control freak?
But when Pauline was given a chance to respond to his comment, she did not deny she was homophobic or xenophobic. However maybe she didn’t want to turn off her voting base.
What is interesting is Jason view of himself is very different from what others have of him. Bouris said that others said that if it is either “my way or the highway”, whereas Jason said they called him the “zen master”.
Although Pauline has self awareness issues as well. She likes to think of herself as a “real person”. She was saying “I have always been in the real world”. Well if the if the real world includes the inside of a prison cell, then most people would not have been in the real world.
With Pauline you know she is not real bright, but she is canny. It was now up to Mark Bouris and his sidekicks to decide. Also does anyone else think Deborah Thomas doesn’t like Jason Coleman she always looks at him distastefully.
Mark Bouris talked about the last challenge and said it was about contributing, strategising and delivering and that Jason had a far higher skill set and he pointed at Pauline to say “You’re fired”.
Seriously how did he dodge that bullet.