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Vintage Keating
Author: Brian Carroll

ISBN: 9781877058998
Format: Paperback
Number Of Pages: 192
Published: 1 June 2010
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 21.0 x 13.2 x 21.59
Description:
So far, Paul Keating is the only Australian Prime Minister to provide star material for a musical comedy. Who can imagine any of the others doing that?

Even before he become Prime Minister, Keating had made a name for himself as someone who could dominate Parliament with his rapid and cutting ripostes. By the time he did reach the office, there were already book length collections of his insults and invective. Even the Liberal Party, apparently, was keeping a list. Nobody was safe, not even people on his own side of politics. Ask `Old Silver'.

In this book, Brian Carroll has found and arranged enough of Keating's utterances to keep you chuckling (or clucking your tongue) for a long time.

The book begins with a short biography of keating, just to put it all in context. Then there's a long parade of his wit, leavened with a certain amount of his wisdom, of which there was plenty, but which too often tends to be overlooked. Being rejected by the electors did not stop him, and the book contains examples of his wit and wisdom right up to the end of 2009. As one observer put it, he brought a breath of fresh air to the wasteland of weasel words we endure.<...

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