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Barack Obama's Diary: OK Mate, You Can Have a Few Bloody Minutes of My Time

Posted on the 19 January 2016 by Hughvw
I have a meeting this morning with Australian Prime Minister, Malcolm Turnbull and I have been practicing my Australian folk ballads, to ensure he feels relaxed and at home, the bloody savage.
"Waltzing Esmeralda, Waltzing Esmeralda.... Won't you come a Waltzing Esmeralda with me...?"  I warbled.
Turnbull was unimpressed. So  at the photo-op, I gave him the "loyal ally, with a small population which punches above its weight" routine which always goes down  well with home audiences, or so my ambassadors tell me. By now Turnbull had exhausted my patience, so I dismissed him curtly from the Oval Office: " OK. you can hop off now, bloody Ozzie."

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