Thursday, December 10, 2009

Stripper entertains former Labor Prime Ministers

Former Prime Minister Bob Hawke's 80th birthday bash at the Sydney Opera House was a lavish affair topped off by a stripper wearing a big, giant John Howard head. Sounds like light-hearted fun. The thing is, the left is all for gender equality and would normally oppose stripping as degrading to women. So the whole stripper thing is a bit odd, as is this from ABC News:

The dessert stripper, a burlesque artist who is famous for her Howard-clad shows, was arranged to capture the essence of the guest of honour who has a reputation for being a hard-drinking, ladies man.

It's unclear how a female Howard-impersonator stripping down to bra and knickers captures Hawke's essence, although there is the General Ripper angle. Or perhaps Hawke has Howard fantasies we don't really need to know about.

Regardless, a scantily clad female at a Labor function is about as politically incorrect as it gets. But considering the galaxy-sized egos of attendees -- the guest of honour, Kevin Rudd, Gough Whitlam, Paul Keating, John Singleton, and so on -- the last thing anyone would have thought about is public perceptions. It's another "do as I say, not as I do" moment from the hypocritical left.




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