Friday, January 26, 2007

our idiot prime minister

Today was Australia Day. I've previously written about our national day.

Anyway, the Australian of the Year is usually announced the day before. At a reception at the prime minister's official residence (The Lodge) held yesterday for the state and territory finalists, our idiot prime minister asked one of them "When did you come to Australia?" and then "What part of the world were you born?".

The person he asked the stupid questions to, was Professor Terence Tao, who was awarded the Fields Medal (the "Nobel Prize of Mathematics") last year.

Our idiot prime minister obviously did not read his briefing which would have informed him that Professor Tao was born in Adelaide, in South Australia.

What a gaffe. How embarrassing.


Professor Terence Tao

As Professor Tao is Asian, the idiot prime minister presumed that he was born outside of Australia.

If Professor Tao was white, the idiot prime minister would not have asked such a stupid question.

It isn't the first time. Not that long ago, the idiot prime minister asked a woman, who had Middle eastern complexion, and who wore a head scarf the same question. She told him that she was born in Sydney.

Obviously, our idiot prime minister still hasn't learnt and this just demonstrates his mentality and attitude. It borders on being racist.


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*Don't forget to check out Shamus for The Ongoing Barks of a Well Read Dog (who is continuing Cammie's legacy)

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After all the excitement of last night, today was very quiet. My human stayed home with me all day instead of going out for some of those Australia Day activities which are too crowded, especially on a hot day.

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3 Comments:

Blogger jeterharris said...

happee australia day, keiser.
do u eet kangaroo vin-da-loo on australia day?
laffin an laffin!
how can u call yer prime minister a "idiot"? it iz not showin respect fer yer leader.
i would never call mi prezident a "idiot" ...

Saturday, 27 January, 2007  
Blogger Keiser said...

no kangaroo vindaloo, but you've given my human an idea now.

ha ha... showing respect for our leader would be very un-Australian. we have no regard for authority... in honour of our convict past.

if you won't call your president idiot. i will. your president is an idiot.

ha ha ha...

Saturday, 27 January, 2007  
Blogger Daniel said...

source

http://www.smh.com.au/news/National/PM-in-gaffe-over-elite-Aussies-origins/2007/01/25/1169594424489.html

Saturday, 17 February, 2007  

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