Why I Love Australia

I’m not sure how he gets through this without mentioning Shiraz, but aside from that I agree with every word:

WASHINGTON — In the Australian House of Representatives last month, opposition member Julia Gillard interrupted a speech by the minister of health thusly: “I move that that sniveling grub over there be not further heard.”
For that, the good woman was ordered removed from the House, if only for a day. She might have escaped that little time-out if she had responded to the speaker’s demand for an apology with something other than “If I have offended grubs, I withdraw unconditionally.”
God, I love Australia. Where else do you have a shadow health minister with such, er, starch?

Read the whole thing, and send a nice “thank you” to Tim Blair.

4 Responses to “Why I Love Australia”

  1. This is a place where, when the remains of a fallen soldier are accidentally switched with those of a Bosnian, the enraged widow picks up the phone late at night, calls the prime minister at home in bed and delivers a furious unedited rant — which he publicly and graciously accepts as fully deserved. Where Americans today sue, Australians slash and skewer.
    Look, if we could just use pointy sticks on the opposition or the remnants of our poorly placed natives without legal recourse on their part….we would! =P

  2. Ken Summers says:

    “sniveling grub”
    Not quite the same ring as “rat-felching snotweasel”, but acceptable.

  3. Ken Summers says:

    Finally got to finish the whole thing. I like it, except for the unfortunate omission of Australia’s idiotic gun laws.

  4. And the ‘don’t say nuthin’ bad ’bout my Church’ laws.
    He’s dead-on about everything else.

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