Friday, November 1, 2013

Great Moments in Australian Sycophancy

"I did but see her passing by, and yet I love her till I die."

Sir Robert Gordon Menzies, Australian PM (1949-1966), Knight of the Order of the Thistle, Lord Warden of the Cinque Ports and Constable of Dover Castle, quoting Elizabethan poet Thomas Ford on the occasion of a visit to Australia by Queen Elizabeth II in 1963

"If my telephone was intercepted when I was prime minister, all that anybody would have heard would have been praise for President Obama."  

Julia Gillard, Australian PM (2010-2013), Jerusalem Prize 2013 winner, commenting on the NSA spying scandal at a meeting of the Center for American Progress in Washington DC on October 24, 2013

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