The Art of the Australian Insult


Ego-preservation unit
February 21, 2009, 1:43 am
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“I assume it is the private power supply, gold-plated feeding troughs and ego-preservation unit that have jacked up the costs of John Robertson’s palatial office suite.”

Bill Carpenter, Bowral, NSW, letter to The Australian.

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Captaining the Titanic
February 2, 2009, 3:37 am
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“Should one admire or ridicule John Robertson (“Rise of divisive ALP men”, 30/1)? His obvious aspirations to lead the NSW Labor Party are like a mutinous plot for captaincy of the Titanic after it struck the iceberg.”

M. Pearce, Richmond, NSW, letter to The Australian.



The chicanery party
July 2, 2008, 8:11 am
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“Where the bloody hell are they since the election? If you want to chalenge the Labor Party under the same circimstances as your previous colleagues, it would be more appropriate to call the Labor Party as (sic) the chicanery poartyto reflect who they really are.”

Daily Telly reader Richard of Georges Hall is unimpressed by reports that union leader John  Robertson is considering a move to state Parliament.  Steve Borrow of Rhodes is more optimistic:

“John Robertson would win in a walkover as things stand at present, in my repectful opinion. He is genuine as they come and has a lot of ticker.”