I read with - I have to admit - a hint of pride the tale of the Prime Minister of this big brown land giving a flight attendant a telling-off for buggering up a meal request.
I'm sorry, but if you get shit service, you complain. Why shouldn't the Prime Minister be able to do the same? And has anyone not wanted to do the same? Aeroplane food is awful. Universally, all-encompassingly bad.
If anyone should have been crying, it should have been the PM. I know that's my reaction when faced with Aeroplane Food.
DISCLOSURE: Not a member of the ALP, never voted ALP or Liberal. I'm a Greens member who votes - funnily enough, Greens - and before that, voted Democrat.
And if it was Howard, I'd be giving him a pat on the back as well.
20 hours ago