Saturday, August 05, 2006

Oh please...

A selection of past winners of Australian Father of the Year:

1959 The Hon J. J. Cahill, M.L.A. Premier of New South Wales

1964 The Right Hon. Sir Robert Menzies, K.T.CH.,Q.C.,M.P., Prime Minister of Australia

1968 His Excellency The Right Honourable Lord Casey, P.C.,GC.M.G,C.H.,D.S.O.,M.C., K.SU., Governor General of Australia

His Excellency The Honourable Sir John Kerr, K.C.M.G.,K.St.J., Governor-General of Australia

1976 The Right Honourable Malcolm Fraser, M.P., Prime Minister of Australia

1997 The Honourable (!) John Howard MP, Prime Minister of Australia

So how is nominating Terry Hicks politicising the award?

I think Ruddock is just jealous. After all, he's such a good political father figure, isn't he?


audrey said...

Ampersand Duck, it's not even worth getting upset about. The fact that Ruddock could even have the nerve to suggest that Hicks doesn't deserve recognition is too fucked to be bothered with. We'll never change the minds of the government and the minions that believe David Hicks should be locked away for ever. Oh wait, but let's celebrate the man who died for the Israeli army.*

*Note: I am not professing anti-Semitic sentiments, just anti-hypocritical ones.

Boysenberry said...

Between you and Audrey, the nail has been firmly struck on the head.