Kudelka is reaching into the fruit bowl for this one.
There is not a lot more to be said about this use for our Glorious Leader.
Except that there is no way he would be a pink grapefruit!
It says something about the state of politics in Australia that the most telling political speech in 2007 would need subtitles (preferably with some exciting Kung Fu action as well) to be understood by 99% of Australians.
Yep, fresh, sweet and juicy Kevin Rudd’s short blast of Mandarin at APEC had John looking like the last grapefruit in the bowl.
Let’s be clear about this, nobody likes grapefruit. The only reason anyone ever eats grapefruit is if they don’t, they will die of a heart attack, and even then it’s not a done deal.
Sure, the grapefruit could go on and on and on about how its record of sound cholesterol management has kept your blood pressure at historically low rates, but no matter how much sugar you pour over it, you’re still tucking into a miserable bloody grapefruit which will squirt citric acid straight into your eye the moment you stick your spoon in.
In a contest between a mandarin and a grapefruit, the only thing the grapefruit’s really got going for it is it’s extraordinarily tough rind and the fact that they last forever (mainly because no bugger will eat one) but as long as the mandarin avoids getting into any bruising encounters it’s looking pretty good.