Friday, April 04, 2008

The Salute

Right now in Australia there is only one salute that deserves the definite article. And that is "The Salute". Apparently Kevin Rudd saluted George W. Bush during his visit to America. For those who haven't seen it, the video is below. Please watch the bit with the salute and the bit of Kevin Rudd at a press conference just after that (up to about 45 seconds into the video).

First of all that is not a military style salute. I was in air cadets. A proper salute is much more energetic and rigid than that. That is more of a wave than a salute. I don't really get what the big deal is all about.

Second, does Kevin Rudd at the press conference remind anyone else of David Brent, the boss from the British version of the office. Just the wheezing laugh and the way he says "I was just saying hello... to the president of the United States of America" feel very David Brentish to me. It could be worse though. I'll renounce my citizenship the day a Prime Minister reminds me of Kath and Kim (not really, but I'll be quite unhappy).

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D said...

Hahaha, yep I totally see it. David Brent all over.

Anonymous said...

that wasn't a salute! and yes it was a bit of a wheeze wasn't it... oh dear... i don't know what is more worrying, our PM and how we are represented to the world, or the media who 'report' on it...