Newspaper article The Morning Bulletin (Rockhampton, Australia)

Rudd Tells Assad Gillard Must Go, Oops, Got It Wrong

Newspaper article The Morning Bulletin (Rockhampton, Australia)

Rudd Tells Assad Gillard Must Go, Oops, Got It Wrong

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IN THE Prime Minister's office:

Aide: Prime Minister, the foreign minister is here to see you.

Gillard: Oh bollocks, not him. What does he want?

Aide: He says he wants to talk to you about the situation in Syria.

Gillard: (Sighs, takes a moment to compose her thoughts). Okay, let him in.

Rudd: Ah Prime Minister, good to see you.

Gillard: Good to see you too Kevin, have a seat will you?

Rudd: No thanks, I feel like standing, do you mind if I pace around while I talk?

Gillard: Ah okay. Oh Kevin what's that in your hand?

Rudd: Nothing.

Gillard: That's a tape measure!

Rudd: No it isn't. (Rudd walks from one end of the office, counting with each step)

Gillard: Kevin, are you measuring my office?

Rudd: No, no of course not. I'm a happy little vegemite being foreign minister.

Gillard: (Sighs again) Okay fine, what did you want to talk to me about.

Rudd: (Now measuring the curtains) Oh yes, Syria. There needs to be a change in leaders. …

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