Wednesday, March 22, 2006

Charles Richardson, Jesus Christ & Peg Putt

It’s farewell Charles Richardson! A lively crew gathered last night at the Rose to send off Fitzroy’s favourite philosopher-in-residence, who’s heading to Europe on Friday for ten weeks to – among other important things - cover European elections for Crikey. We wish him well and hope he snares an interview with our favourite PM/Media Mogul,
Silvio Berlusconi.

Berlusconi just can’t help getting himself into
trouble – be it corruption, affairs of the heart, or just plain foot-in-mouth disease. But he’s always been able to charm his way out of it. With polls reporting Berlusconi’s ‘Fortza Silvio’ Party trailing Opposition leader Romano Prodi, the PM simply commissioned his own poll, which found – surprise surprise! – Berlusconi had jumped to the lead.

In the spirit of this campaign, which has been ingeniously extended to take in the
New Roman Empire- Berlusconi has distinguished himself by comparing himself to Napoleon and Jesus Christ, obviously still big vote-pullers in

Our favourite Berlusconi image is of the Italian stallion jumping aboard his yacht with glamourous screen star wife Veronica Lario and kids for a lengthy summer holiday some years ago, being chased down the dock by a British TV crew shouting: “Signor Berlusconi, how can you afford to leave your country in crisis and go away for a two week cruise?” To which the suntanned PM, looking around him with a shrug replied: “But my dear fellow – how could I not!”
We look forward to seeing Charles interviewing Signor Jesus Christ aboard his yacht on the Mediterranean soon.

Meantime, to find out my take on Super Saturday’s state elections, check out the latest edition of New Matilda. Is the Tasmanian debacle the end of the Greens? Was Peg Putt’s ballistic election night conspiracy speech ghost written by Dan Brown? Find out more here.


Anonymous William Dutton said...

interesting but cryptic this one, i was never along time reader of said pay to recieve email, nor ever.

3:23 am  
Blogger Rebekka said...

Fantaaaaastic post daaaaaarling!

2:05 pm  
Blogger Niall said...

The story for this headline has finally been written...

2:10 am  
Blogger Hugo said...

Indeed, a headline I've been waiting years to write. But I'm told Charles couldn't access the story from Frankfurt airport because the filter identified it as porn!

2:02 am  

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