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Bad PM, worse party host

Posted November 18, 2014 into Blunty by John Birmingham

From Blunty today:

It could have been so different. Angela Merkel showed us how different when she lit out of her VIP Prison Camp on Friday for Caxton Street to knock the top off a couple of cold ones and photobomb an unknowable number of selfies. She didn't roll on the pub and club strip in a Tiger tank. She wasn't cordoned off from the punters. The German Chancellor was probably the only leader who'll leave the city with even the slightest sense that Brisbane is any different from any other collection of hotel rooms and underground car parks anywhere in the developed world.

How many of her fellow leaders could have joined her on the turps. To be sure, Obama couldn't. That's just not how the Americans work. It's the price of a gun culture. And given that Putin was just a little bit responsible for the death of dozens of locals and hundreds of other innocents a few months ago, he was probably better off staying in his hotel room channel surfing the cable porn.

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GhostSwirv puts forth...

Posted November 18, 2014
Not being an officiano of BrisVegas, hailing as I do from sunny, wet, cloudy, steamy, hailing Melbourne, I wonder what Venues of Choice with their lethal array of Karaoke Death to Music Machines might the world's leaders have liked to visit and assault in the wee small hours on their visit to QLD.

Our Fearless Leader Tony ... "Carbon is Crap but Coal is Good" TwoTones could've drowned out his misundestimated sorrows with a mashup version of Sinatra's 'My Way' channeling the Sex Pistols and PSY - with David Cameron doing a tortured Air Saxophone in a darkened back corner beneath a battered Sting poster.

Angela Merkel, amidst the selfie's, would surely luvvv to belt out a sultry Prussian rendition of "Happy Birthday Mr President", while Barack listens in from the jacuzzi on Air Force One.

Putin meanwhile is 'Putin on the Fritz' - belting out show tunes from Cabaret as his security detail instructs the captive audience on how to show the appropriate appreciation via the barrel of an AK-47.

So if music can't bring the leaders of the Free and No So Free World together then I don't know what more we in Oz can do - except moan and complain about our lot in life - which seems to be what our leaders are best at.

John Birmingham ducks in to say...

Posted November 18, 2014
Ha. Gold

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Murphy ducks in to say...

Posted November 18, 2014
So . . . when are you guys dumping him?

Respects,
Murph
On the Outer Marches

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FormerlyKnownAsSimon mutters...

Posted November 18, 2014
I try to stay away from the communtz but thought to myself i want to see how soon it will be before someone comments on the saudi reference. I was disappointed it didn't come in sooner.

John Birmingham ducks in to say...

Posted November 18, 2014
I loved the guy defending Putin.

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GhostSwirv is gonna tell you...

Posted November 18, 2014
There's a gig on down here in Ol Vic in a few weeks time - once the auds gets it chance to sing - then the backroom promoters are sure to reassess TwoTone Tony's contract.

Sadly not too much talent lining up in the backing group to step up to the mic, most of us would rather the tour just folded and we got all of our money back.

Lulu swirls their brandy and claims...

Posted November 18, 2014
I was handed leaflets by The Greens at the station this morning. Last week it was the Socialist Party (not sure if they're standing candidates elsewhere or just in Richmond), who have my favourite slogan - "the best candidate money can't buy".

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Mark R Whittington mumbles...

Posted November 19, 2014
Actually some American presidents have been known to get out of the bubble from time to time. President Reagan, for example, popped in for a surprise visit at Pat Troy;s Ireland's Own Pub for lunch and a pint in 1988. That was seven years after a lunatic shot him outside a Washington speaking venue.

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