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Crean disciplines his children

Posted on October 9, 2003 at 09:17 AM in Australia | Permalink

"Simon can you tell George that I'm not speaking to him!"

Really, how patheticly childish are some of our politicians?

Labor leader Simon Crean has intervened to ensure his MPs do not insult US President George Bush, quelling a backbench plan for Labor politicians to turn their backs to the world leader when he addresses Parliament later this month.

Thank goodness at least Crean has a clue, but this is not the first time Labor has insulted our biggest ally.

"Bush himself is the most incompetent and dangerous president in living memory," Mr Latham told parliament.

Sure, criticise policy and decisions when you don't agree with them. You don't like the war? Voice your dissent and explain why. But childish rhetoric like this just makes us a laughing stock in the international community.

Meanwhile, some of the Democrats are likely to just not turn up to President Bush's speech at all, Natasha Stott Despoja said she had agreed to wear a white armband during President Bush's speech as a subtle and dignified protest and Bob Brown wants President Bush & Chinese President Hu to undergo an hour of interrogation by the parliament. Professional, really professional. That'll make the international community take us seriously.

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