The Art of the Australian Insult


Wait, they’re already here
February 2, 2009, 4:31 am
Filed under: Politicians

“Mal Washer’s lament that unless MPs’ salaries are increased only “clowns”, “losers”, “screwballs” and “halfwits” would want to enter politics (“Rudd warned of danger in freezing MPs’ pay”, 22/1) reminds me of the final line from an old song: “Send in the clowns … don’t bother, they’re here”.”

R.W. Lyndon, North Sydney, NSW, letter to The Australian.

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