The Art of the Australian Insult

“Everyone thinks politicians are shits”
November 14, 2008, 3:40 am
Filed under: Politicians | Tags: , ,

“Politics is about leading people. We’ve got to the stage where everyone thinks politicians are shits and they’re not worth two bob, and everyone kicks the shit out of us every time we get an increase in our salary.”

Paul Keating, speaking in 1990, as quoted by Alan Ramsey. More recently, Keating has observed of Kevin Rudd and Malcolm Turnbull: “Kevin is all about acclaim, and if he doesn’t watch himself he’s going to find a very smart opponent right up his arse. Turnbull is no dope.”


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