The Book of Paul: The Wit and Wisdom of Paul Keating

Presenting the one and only Mr Paul Keating at his straight shooting, scumbag calling, merciless best.Paul lets rip on John Howard The little desiccated coconut is under pressure and he is attacking anything he can get his hands on On Peter Costello The thing about poor old Costello is he is all tip and no iceberg On John Hewson His performance is like beingPresenting the one and only Mr Paul Keating at his straight shooting, scumbag calling, merciless best.Paul lets rip on John Howard The little desiccated coconut is under pressure and he is attacking anything he can get his hands on On Peter Costello The thing about poor old Costello is he is all tip and no iceberg On John Hewson His performance is like being flogged with a warm lettuce On Andrew Peacock what we have here is an intellectual rust bucket On Wilson Tuckey you stupid foul mouthed grub On Tony Abbott If Tony Abbott ends up the prime minister of Australia, you ve got to say, God help us And that s just a taste.
The Book of Paul The Wit and Wisdom of Paul Keating Presenting the one and only Mr Paul Keating at his straight shooting scumbag calling merciless best Paul lets rip on John Howard The little desiccated coconut is under pressure and he is attacking a

  • Title: The Book of Paul: The Wit and Wisdom of Paul Keating
  • Author: Russell Marks
  • ISBN: 9781863956727
  • Page: 181
  • Format: Paperback
  • 1 thought on “The Book of Paul: The Wit and Wisdom of Paul Keating”

    1. Might have been more appropriately titled "The Pamphlet of Paul". Still, I'm claiming this thin selection of Keating quotes surrounded by ample blank page as a book read. It's mostly a collection of Keating's put downs of political opponents, some of his attacks are genuinely funny, particularly those directed at Peacock and Hewson, though they were very soft targets. You also have to admire Keating's opinion of himself - he certainly doesn't have problems with his self-esteem. The most genuinel [...]

    2. This book offers a very good specimen of a nagging problem. After Gough's death, Keating seems to be the most-loved figure alive to the left of Australia's political centre: the last best champion of respect and egalitarianism in this country. Yet what he is chiefly remembered for, what his fans most miss about his years on the public stage, is that he is scornful, spiteful, dishonest, belligerent, abusive. "Come back and hurl epithets at some more of the people we don't like, Paul! It's just wh [...]

    3. A fun little 'bus stop' book: lot's of little quotes. Had to cackle at some of Keating's insults. Describing John Howard as "little desiccated coconut", for example -- classic!Found this video reel of some of them: abc/news/2013-11-12

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