Is “Jovial Joe” a contender?
No, not for the Prime Minister’s job (don’t be ridiculous) but for the Bald Archy prize. It’s my second entry.
When the grateful Australian nation eventually erects a statue of Joe Hockey these words will appear on the base.
“Give me your tired, your poor,
Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free,
The wretched refuse of your teeming shore.
Send these, the homeless, tempest-tossed to me,
And I will teach those leaning bludgers a lesson they’ll never forget!”
With thanks to Brian De Palma, Robert De Niro and The Statue De Liberty.
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