Babies have been at the forefront of politics lately. Politicians kissing babies is never a bad thing if it serves as a reminder of their current and future responsibilities.
After countless successful missions, it was my millisecond look of sheer terror at the thought of dropping a colleague’s (former Senator Andrew Bartlett’s) four-day-old daughter that made headlines 11 years ago. It’s an award winning photograph by Patrick Hamilton. Needless to say, babysitting offers dropped off after that.
In discussing last week’s changes to the Baby Bonus and the Treasurer’s notion that subsequent children cost less, Opposition Leader Tony Abbott, said: “...I think if the government was a bit more experienced in this area, they wouldn’t come out with glib lines like that.”
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“She deserves to be here,” sobbed Dani, with her big puppy dog eyes and glossy black hair.
What a tragedy. Cleo, one of the most popular chefs in the Masterchef kitchen, had ignored the rules to prepare both her toffee dish and her chocolate ganache at the same time. Her elimination was inevitable. Her dream was over.
And we all sniffled too, as the ever-stoic Cleo departed the Masterchef kitchen and returned home to her miniature poodles. Ad break. News headlines. Oprah.
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