November 27, 2006

Coup Coup

From Newsvine: Peters Meets With Bainimarama in Fiji
SUVA, FIJI — New Zealand's foreign minister met Fiji's military commander Monday to try to avert a coup in the troubled South Pacific country, but Australia's top diplomat said a takeover by the armed forces still appeared imminent.
See, this is what you get when you put Eighties pop stars in charge of armies.

And, um, of course Australia's top diplomat thinks a coup is imminent:
"I think a coup is very likely to occur," [Australian Foreign Minister Alexander] Downer told Australian Broadcasting Corp. radio. "I think it's going to be very difficult to stop him."
Downer then added, "They haven't got Brains, any of them, only grey fluff that's blown into their heads by mistake."

Speaking of jokes about people's names, the New Zealand Foreign Minister's spokesperson is called James Funnell, which I think is probably the most appropriate name a spokesperson could ever have (except, obviously, for Spokesperson).

2 comments:

Ken said...

Hmm. Downer: 1 Smart assness: 0.

Andrew said...

How can you say Smart Assness: 0 when you just came up with such a wicked zinger?

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