This is laughable. Kim Beazley, the Labor Party leader, announced the other day that Labor may target high profile personalities, such as Eddie Maguire, Kevin Sheedy et al, to run for office under Labor's banner.
Eddie Everywhere for MP? I don't think so. For one thing he is widely known and disrespected for being a Collingwood bastard - maybe the bastard bit fits the Labor Party. That surely won't appeal to the majority of voters though. Another thing is that people are sick of seeing him everywhere. It doesn't matter what program you are watching on Channel 9 he pops his mug up somewhere. Who needs to see more of him.
Eddie is a busy man and I would hope that if he was asked to run as a Labor Party candidate his response would be, "Who wants to be an MP?"