Canberrans like to think we yield to no-one in the humour value of our politics. It’s sort of a wound up maniacal laugh of a person standing on the edge of the abyss, but it’s a laugh none the less.
But Paris Hilton’s recent intervention (see video) in the US Presidential election, in the wake of the McCain campaign comparing Barack Obama to her, is really setting the bar at a whole new level.
Will our politicians, so able in the past, rise to this new challenge?
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And while we scratch around for locallity what do you think are the funniest things local politics has given the world of humour in the last six assemblies?
Hospital implosions and suspected drink driving incidents are automatically disqualified on the grounds of having a) been worn to cliche, and b) already been mentioned by me right here.