Paris for president?

johnboy 8 August 2008 37

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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?

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.


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johnboy johnboy 9:50 pm 08 Aug 08

In melbourne partying with a sex-blogging goth-girl as far as I know.

Mælinar - *spoiler alert* I've seen S04E13 Mælinar - *spoiler alert* I've seen S04E13 9:32 pm 08 Aug 08

He’s just jealous ‘cos we’re both, like, totally hot. – I suppose since you brought up the topic of totally hot JB – where’s Kerces ?

Felix the Cat Felix the Cat 9:27 pm 08 Aug 08

What has Paris Hilton running for President got to do with Canberra news or politics?

Pandy Pandy 5:45 pm 08 Aug 08

Is that a boil on Paris’s lip?

Pandy Pandy 5:42 pm 08 Aug 08

Oh, and most stuff that Katy has had a hand in!

Hands of Katy Mr Evil. At least she works.

smokey4 smokey4 5:14 pm 08 Aug 08

Well even some Yanks are agreeing with Paris’es climate change ideas. ie try anything.
This is a little bit more sensible than adopting the we will manage it, provide treatments and basically cover arse with little chance of achieving any change which is what our pollies are doing. May be the “climate change olympics” and Australia’s contribution of Coal polution to the games may be noticed although Channel 7 seems to have avoided saying it just yet.

peterh peterh 5:13 pm 08 Aug 08

VYBerlinaV8_the_one_they_all_copy said :

What about when Stanhope appeared in his undies on the front page of the CT after saving that dude from the dam?

yeah, my wife went out and bought me boxers. briefs made her laugh too much.

(may have been over jon, may not. hmmmm)

tylersmayhem tylersmayhem 2:58 pm 08 Aug 08

Too true G-Fresh!

VYBerlinaV8_the_one_they_all_copy VYBerlinaV8_the_one_they_all_copy 2:36 pm 08 Aug 08

What about when Stanhope appeared in his undies on the front page of the CT after saving that dude from the dam?

G-Fresh G-Fresh 1:35 pm 08 Aug 08

Struggling for stories much? This is yesterday’s news and doesn’t have any bearing on Canberra whatsoever.

tylersmayhem tylersmayhem 12:49 pm 08 Aug 08

No no, I was not referring to JB!

johnboy johnboy 12:46 pm 08 Aug 08

Gungahlin Al said :

Hah JB I thought Tyler was referring to you not Hilton…

He’s just jealous ‘cos we’re both, like, totally hot.

jakez jakez 12:43 pm 08 Aug 08

Gungahlin Al said :

But the absolute capper surely has to be:
Pratt scrubbing off government assisted aerosol art.

Truly my favourite piece of blunderism coming from the LA (no mean feat either).

Joe Canberran Joe Canberran 12:43 pm 08 Aug 08

And it was funny!

Gungahlin Al Gungahlin Al 12:39 pm 08 Aug 08

Hah JB I thought Tyler was referring to you not Hilton…

Contributions:
Zed pointing out Simon’s error in saying Gungahlin could have a 24/7 police presence as we’ve now reached 32,000 people, when that was reached 2 years ago. (Thanks for listening/acting though Simon.)
John telling 666 this morning that he’ll definitely see out a full 4-year term.
But the absolute capper surely has to be:
Pratt scrubbing off government assisted aerosol art.

jakez jakez 12:39 pm 08 Aug 08

Thumper said :

Bernard Colleary (sp?)

Oh I think my aunt is friends with him. Now I’m intrigued.

johnboy johnboy 12:25 pm 08 Aug 08

Did you watch it Tyler?

She made a compelling argument.

Thumper Thumper 12:24 pm 08 Aug 08

“Simon corbell appearing in his fire fighting outfit, to tell the firefighters that in hi guise as minister, he wouldn’t fund them”

Now that was hilarious!

Thumper Thumper 12:23 pm 08 Aug 08

Bernard Colleary (sp?)

tylersmayhem tylersmayhem 12:21 pm 08 Aug 08

Can’t we block ANYTHING featuring that pain in the arse from RA JB? PLEASE! You’ve ruined my pre-weekend high!

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