As most of our American friends know, we Australians have a former Prime Minister named Paul Keating. And he pops up in the media every now and then to remind us that we can’t forget about Keating. The Great Keating gave us “the recession we had to have”.
And courtesy of a poster at Andrew Bolt‘s, I know have the perfect description for him, to help you guys understand him.
“The US had Jimmy Carter; We had Paul Keating.”
Oh, and definitely head over to Andrew Bolt‘s for some good reading.
February 4, 2008, 12:40 pm at 12:40 pm
We had a Keating here as well, known as the “Keating Five”.
“recession we had to have.” That quote must have evoked a “we are not worthy” from the Clinton spin machine people. That is smug on steroids.
February 4, 2008, 12:51 pm at 12:51 pm
“That quote must have evoked a “we are not worthy” from the Clinton spin machine people. That is smug on steroids.”
No sh!t Yojimbo. It’s brought out often… usually when some Leftard is saying how great The Great Keating is. Then whoever brings out the remark is called a “Keating-hater” and it’s commented how we didn’t appreciate what we had, having a man with such insight and wit as calling the Prime Minister (at the time) a “dessicated coconut”… whatever the fuck that’s supposed to mean. I think he means John Howard was bald but had dandruff, but what do I know? I wouldn’t have voted for Keating, so I can’t be intelligent.
Many seem to think that “we were not worthy”.
Keating’s just pissed off that we didn’t re-elect him. Though I’ll say this for him: at least he was a member of the right party. Fraser wasn’t, and he’s just as good as Keating was.
Fuckheads, the pair of ’em.
February 4, 2008, 1:04 pm at 1:04 pm
“dessicated coconut” Ha!! I like that one. Don’t think of it as stupid merely the adoption of a linear perspecitve.:). You’re simply a linearist in the linearism genre qua genre.:)
February 4, 2008, 1:06 pm at 1:06 pm
So “dessicated coconut” doesn’t make him the stuff I’m supposed to coat rum balls with?
February 4, 2008, 3:06 pm at 3:06 pm
#2. Ash: “Many seem to think that ‘we were not worthy’.
My answer to the “many” would be “speak for yourself, brother.”
You’d think that people would be ashamed to say something like that about themselves. It’s like those people who hold up signs apologizing to the world for existing. Ugh! It makes me want to take a bath.
February 4, 2008, 3:22 pm at 3:22 pm
#5 Salty, as I’m sure Spot will tell you, and that you already know, it’s the ones who hold those signs up who believe we’re not worthy. Ick.
They can leave Australia whenever they like. I won’t stop them.
February 4, 2008, 6:22 pm at 6:22 pm
Oh come on, Ash. You know that people like Keating, and today’s self-proclaimed cognoscenti, are just so far above us that they know far, far better than us plebs what’s good for us! If Keating says he gave us a recession because we needed a recession, well then we should not complain about the hardships of the recession but get down and worship him for doing what’s necessary for The Greater Good!!! (sorry, Ash, I mighta been channeling Reco there for a minute. Ew. Gonna go take a shower.)
February 4, 2008, 9:24 pm at 9:24 pm
Spot, I just called the HAZMAT team. They’ll be there to clean you off ASAP.
February 4, 2008, 9:29 pm at 9:29 pm
Gotta tell ya, Ash, I’m having a hell of a morning over here. First Tizona calls in the Vet and the Animal Control Team because I started frothing at the mouth of Food Nazis; now I need the Hazmat Crew due to channeling a lefty Keating-lover… I’m thinking, a bowl of kibble then back to bed. I’ll try starting the day again later. 😉
February 4, 2008, 9:43 pm at 9:43 pm
You need to close your mind to people like Reco Spot.
He’s just frighteningly stupid.