Saturday, November 24, 2007

Finally the kids have left the pool...

Our darling Roxi sent us a great quote from Richard Ackland's article in the Justinian.
The Justinian is (and I quote) "Australia’s most revered and disturbing law journal. For over 26 years, with loving attention to detail, it has chronicled the exquisite finery and the dirty linen of the legal profession. We report notorious instances of flair and fumbling at the bar, failures in judicial rectitude, secret correspondence from lofty sources and who is acting for whom and for how much".
Ackland's talks about the now EX Australian Prime minister John Howard....
".......humourless, witless, unprepossessing and leaden. Devoid of any literature, theatre and suspicious of creativity. A small-minded, cackling dwarf ......... Howard's entire view of the country is that it is simply "an economy". Not once has he exposed a bigger vision of what we could be as a people. ....... One of Paul Keating's earthy metaphors is that it's impossible to be rid of Howard because he's like the "nasty turd in the toilet" that refuses to be flushed. "You keep flushing and flushing and still he bobs up every time." "Come on now Australia. One more gigantic flush.
And we did and here I present to you Australia's new Prime minister. Kevin Rudd.

Picture courtesy of ABC news

3 comments:

suez said...

how amazing we are hear observing it all before our eyes..

Mardi Sommerfeld said...

It's been incredible Jo, so exciting, satisfying, emotional and exhausting... We are still recovering from a big weekend!! But to have some hope and pride again is a great feeling, to be on the winning team, to think people might be looked after instead of ignored... I could go on and on.... "IT'S TIME".
love xxx

JoeyJoJo said...

Yay Mard. Save some champagne for us. That's Australia looked after now comes the rest of the world...