They say imitation is the sincerest form of flattery.
If that’s the case, Gladys Berejiklian should be very flattered indeed by the tweet just posted by her successor.
“Getting ready for Game 1. Go the NSW Blues,” the tweet was captioned.
The internet was relentless in mocking the tweet, which was posted four hours before kick-off.
The mockery the then-premier was subjected to appeared to temper her social media presence. For the last few months of her time in office, her Twitter activity was mostly retweeting the daily COVID-19 figures.
But Perrottet was unperturbed by the mockery Berejiklian received.
Save for being substantially taller than his predecessor, the photo Perrottet posted was close to identical.
The same beanie and scarf, the same pose, the same unopened can of Coke Zero, and what appears to be the same exact spot in the premier’s office.
It’s likely more thought was put into posting the second photo than the original.