How about these puns in the media on the Rudd NYC strip club matter:
“Kevin point-oh-seven” (Annabel Crabb in the SMH, attributed to a producer on ABC’s Insiders, a pun on the title of Rudd’s website)
“its now in the lap of the Gods” (Tony Jones, Lateline, Monday night)
“a redefinition of the term `swinging voters’ ” (Tony Jones, Lateline, Monday night)
“In politics the polls go up, the polls go down and in the end as the saying goes, there’s only one poll that counts. Unless of course it happens to have a scantily clad dancer attached to it.” (Michael Brissenden, 7.30 Report, Monday night)
And there was also this remarkable exchange on the 7.30 Report, which I found almost uniquely/delightfully Australian in that the Leader of the Opposition’s credentials re being able to handle his piss are called into question, and, in response, the Leader of Opposition points to his previous career as a diplomat…
KERRY O’BRIEN: So when something like this happens, people will make their own judgment about how they feel about you being in a strip club, or having drunk too much, or a combination of both. But once something like this breaks, it can then also…
KEVIN RUDD: One led to the other, I’ve got to say.
KERRY O’BRIEN: It can also then become a matter of honesty in the way you deal with it. So was part of your problem on that night that you were a bit of a “two pot screamer”, to use the Aussie vernacular?
KERRY O’BRIEN: No, I mean, you speak to people around Canberra, Kerry, and you’ll find I’m not a big drinker, never have been.
KERRY O’BRIEN: (interrupting) But can you handle it?
KEVIN RUDD: As you know from the operation of… Well, of course, and I’ve also worked as a diplomat, I’ve been in the foreign service. I mean, these things, you get used to it over many years. I’ve served many overseas countries where these things are quite important. But if you look back honestly in your own life, any bloke does, you can point to one or two occasions where you’ve had too much to drink. I remember very clearly as far as…
KERRY O’BRIEN: But there are some of us, Mr Rudd, who’d find more than one or two. But in my experience, if I can put it like that, if a person usually has to consume a great deal of alcohol to suffer memory loss from a night on the tiles.