Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Let us now praise Senator John Faulkner.

Senator John Faulkner is a man of many talents.

He’s from the left of NSW politics and survived, which proves he is a man of some talent and passion and also has the hide of an elephant.

He was one Labor’s best performers while in opposition and his intelligence and skill during Senate estimates hearings was wildly discussed by Canberra watchers.

His early performance as Special Minister of State in the first Rudd cabinet was admirable and he introduced many important reforms which, if passed into legislation, will go a long way towards making the Federal Parliament more transparent and accountable.

But most importantly, I’m told he’s an absolute fiend on the dance floor.


Also - Senator Penny Wong's not wrong!

31 comments:

squib said...

I wish he'd find some more stylish glasses

Ramon Insertnamehere said...

I think Kruddy's snapped them all up, Squib.

squib said...

ha! yes

Boogeyman said...

Also - Senator Penny Wong's not wrong!

You reckon?

Also, what's wrong with Faulk's glasses? He's worn them so long he owns the style.

squib said...

what's wrong with Faulk's glasses?

Let me think. They are ridiculous. They look like they belong in a museum. They make him look like he belongs in a museum. THEY ARE UGLY

Melba said...

I love hearing snippets of information that give you a different view of a person and that are surprising.

I read once that Michelle Grattan, despite how you might think she dresses, strides around the news office in the highest, sexiest stilettos you can think of.

Can anyone verify this? I read it on Fits' blog. Am I allowed to mention her here? Ramon does.

catlick said...

I assume there are ocular and or optical reasons for his Thunderbird frames. I suspect he has bi or tri focals, and the glass thickness can be reduced if you have a larger curved surface area. I reckon his choice was Mr Magoo or Brains.

Boogeyman said...

Yes Squib, but that suits Faulk's character perfectly. He's a bookish, principled man who gives little concern to the vagaries of popular opinion.

Kruddy, on the other hand, is intelligent and bookish, but also greatly concerned with public opinion and being popular.

That's why he gets first dibs on all the trendy specs, and Faulk's glasses get their own ministerial portfolio and generous retirement plan in recognition of their years of service.

Ramon Insertnamehere said...

I suspect the reason for Cde Faulkner's glasses is two-fould;

a) The lenses are so thick that thin frames would look ridiculous and

b) He's worn that style for 127 years and he ain't changing now.

Catlick - Cde Wong; hawt or not?

catlick said...

re Ms Wong. I'm not a rice queen, or whatever the lesso version of that is.
And Gratten in stilettos is way too seahorse for my liking.

Fad MD said...

I've always like Faulkner as he appears to be genuinely committed to transparency and efficiency in government.

I can recall Ms Gratten being referred to as "the east end of a west going camel", and have indeed seen her tottering on some serious spikes.

Ramon Insertnamehere said...

and have indeed seen her tottering on some serious spikes

Take that as confirmation, Melba.

Fad MD said...

Let me add that the visual effect was somewhat akin to balancing a billard table on drinking straws

Samantha said...

completely and utterly off topic, but how cool is this?
http://www.rolcats.com/

Ramon Insertnamehere said...

Let me add in passing that tonight is the first day of the first test and I expect detailed analysis for tomorrow's TSFKA.

Squib - I'm looking in your direction.

Boogeyman said...

Are the lesbian vampires playing?

Ramon Insertnamehere said...

*sigh*

Boogeyman said...

Pfft. I suppose you'd rather watch Ricky Ponting play instead?

Ramon Insertnamehere said...

Well, now you put it like that...

eat my shorts said...

Also, what's wrong with Faulk's glasses?

Pfft. Even my dad has snazzier glasses, which isn't saying much because they're heaps daggy.

Lewd Bob said...

Perhaps Faulkner can bat at number 3.

squib said...

OK

but only if you attend the next Star Wars convention dressed as an owl, Ramon

Fad MD said...

Unfortunately the Australia Network doesn't carry the cricket, so I shall be reduced to walking to the pub with scantily clad waitresses to watch it.

Lewd Bob said...

So everyone's a winner, FAD.

Cook OUT as I write!

Ramon Insertnamehere said...

There were owls in Star Wars, Squib?

Jesus, those little fuckers get around!

Fad MD said...

Didn't see a ball bowled Bob.

Lewd Bob said...

TV off? Scantily clad waitresses too much of a diversion? Too drunk to see? All 3 perhaps?

Ramon Insertnamehere said...

Hilfenhaus.

I just like saying "Hilfenhaus".

Lewd Bob said...

I used to love saying 'Peter Van Den Hoogenband'.

Ramon Insertnamehere said...

Who wouldn't love saying Peter Van Den Hoogenband, Bob.

Who is Peter Van Den Hoogenband?

And where is Perseus?

Perseus said...

I'm here, just have lots of work, which is a shock to the system. You know those cunts that win $50 million in lotto and say, "I'm going to keep working"? Well, they're insane.

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Last night I was torn between Tour de France and Ashes. I switched between channels so often I had to put a sign up on my lounge door waning epileptics to stay away.