Friday, November 17, 2006

This guy wants to be PM?

The leader of the federal opposition, Kim Beazley, seems to be trying really hard to look mentally deficient.

He has made yet another name mix up when offering condolences to Rove McManus on the death of his wife. Instead of expressing sympathy to Rove McManus, he instead expressed his sympathy to Karl Rove, George Bush's deputy head of staff.

FEDERAL Opposition Leader Kim Beazley has committed a major blunder, confusing grieving TV host Rove McManus with White House strategist Karl Rove.

McManus's wife, actor Belinda Emmett, was farewelled at a funeral in Sydney today after succumbing to cancer last weekend at the age of 32.

Mr Beazley began a press conference in Sydney today by expressing his sympathy - but to the wrong Rove.

"The first thing I want to say is this - today, our thoughts and the thoughts of many, many Australians will be with Karl Rove as he goes through the very sad process of burying his beloved wife," Mr Beazley said.

"And I just want him to know that my thoughts and the thoughts of my colleagues are very much with him today." - from

Listen to it here (mp3).

Is Kim going senile?

This isn't the first time he has made a major mistake like this, last year he referred to accused druggie Michelle Leslie and Michelle Lee, and earlier this year mixed up the Reserve Bank Governor and Resources Minister, both have the same name Ian Macfarlane.

Like the Democrats in the US, the Libs don't even have to try to discredit the Labour party. They do it quite well on their own.

1 comment:

James said...

Beazley has been a brain dead moron for years. If you listen to him speak on any occasion he doesn't sound educated let alone articulate. While you might criticize Howard for sounding like he's whinging half the time at least you know that he can string sentences together and be comprehensible.

Did Fat Kimbo issue a retraction or did he fail to notice?