Thursday, October 20th, 2011

Prison Island Woman Doesn't Know Her Place

"Australia's socialist PM under fire for failing to curtsey to the Queen (or bothering to wear a hat)"

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jfruh (#713)

Haha, wow, the Daily Mail's nickname for Gillard is apparently "The Lizard of Oz." This above a quote from an actual courtesy expert who notes that "There are no obligatory codes of behaviour when meeting the Queen or members of the Royal Family."

boysplz (#9,812)

@jfruh I think that gets trotted out a lot. I lived in Queensland in 2000 or so and I remember some scandal where some official touched the queen on the small of her back as she was going up some stairs and there was a similar hullabaloo. Most of it is vague but "The Lizard of Oz" definitely stands out, but maybe this guy has a reputation for this kind of stuff?

Edit: HA! Since it was a lady this time it seems that "Lizard of Oz" is definitely the go to for Aussie officials that don't suck up to the queen enough.

dado (#102)

Oh puhleeze…"Oooh, I'm a Queen…curtsy to me peasant! ". The world should be aghast at these doddering British anachronisms. We're the 99.999s damnit.

freetzy (#7,018)

What Would Reggie Jackson Do?

Bren M (#163,598)

At least she didn't wear pants like a certain other prime minister.

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