Thursday, July 12, 2007

A break from our regular programming

Sorry, legion of fans, but today's news in Australia compels me to drift into the thorny, controversial (and mundane) world of Australian politics.

1989. Paul Keating. 17.5 per cent interest rates. Mrs Blog's entire wage spent on the repayments for a one bedroom flat.

Enough said.

10 comments :

Gargoyle said...

Mr Paul "Recession-we-had-to-have" Keeting?
Mr "You're-paying-for-my-Armani-suit" Keeting?
Mr Paul "I-can-afford-to-squeeze-the-Queen-of-Australia" Keeting?
Mr Paul (OK, I've gone to far with this)

bec said...

They will all lie to you. They will all take responsibility for global booms that were really created by bankers. They will all dodge responsibility for global busts that were really created by bankers.

They are politicians, and I prefer mine to be both amusing and clad in Armani.

Like Paul.

I miss him so.

bec said...

They will all lie to you. They will all take responsibility for global booms that were really created by bankers. They will all dodge responsibility for global busts that were really created by bankers.

They are politicians, and I prefer mine to be both amusing and clad in Armani.

Like Paul.

I miss him so.

bec said...

Sorry. Blog guru that I am, I have absolutely no idea why that comment published two times...

Other than I was channeling Paul Keating and that brilliant "souffles can't rise twice" grab.

Did I mention I missed him so?

tonypark said...

Stop pretending to be a pinko, Bec. I know your sordid past.

ali g said...

On behalf of all us old bankers we're still waiting for Pauly to pay back his pig farm loan. Bit recalcitrant of him I say

bec said...

They only bought my services, Captain, not my soul.

"All tip and no iceberg." When did you ever hear a tory pollie come up with a line like that?

tonypark said...

Yes, Bec, that one's right up there with "the J curve" and his predecessor's "no child will live in poverty by 2000".

bec said...

Ahhh... but this is why it's so much more fun to be shallow!

(speaking of my shallowness - what was the news that sparked this blog entry, anyway?)

bec said...

Just had to dig this one out, as our very own Tories shove interest rates up the yazoo...