What a blouse, Australia’s first bloke needs to harden up

Julia Gillard’s partner has apologised for an off colour joke. It seems Australia has gone down the same dead end path of political correctness that New Zealand did until we axed Helen Clark:

The Prime Minister’s partner, Tim Mathieson, has apologised after making a ”bad taste” joke about Asian women and prostate cancer during a speech at The Lodge on Monday night.

Ahead of the Prime Minister’s XI cricket match on Tuesday, Mr Mathieson addressed members of the West Indian cricket team about the importance of regular prostate examinations.

”We can get a blood test for it, but the digital examination is the only true way to get a correct reading on your prostate, so make sure you go and do that, and perhaps look for a small female Asian doctor is probably the best way,” he said.

On Tuesday morning, after concerns were raised by health experts and both sides of politics, Mr Mathieson conceded in a statement that his remarks were in poor taste.

”My comments last night were trying to raise awareness about prostate cancer and the need for men to have regular checks and the importance of early detection.

”It was meant as a joke and on reflection I accept it was in poor taste. I apologise for any offence caused.”


He is apologising for sensible medical advice? If you are going to have something rummaging around in your blurter then small hands would be a prerequisite ..and that they take off their watch and rings. 

In Wellington  when the missus was pregnant with the boy we went to a specialist. He was a lovely bloke, a Sri Lankan. I liked him, so did the missus and she remarked that he had the perfect qualification for a gynaecologist. I said I hadn;t noticed his certificates…and the missus whacked me and said…”no silly…his hands..they are tiny.”

Chopper would have some advice for Tim Mathieson:

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They say that news is something that someone, somewhere, wants kept quiet.   Cam Slater doesn’t do quiet, and as a result he is a polarising, controversial but highly effective journalist that takes no prisoners.

He is fearless in his pursuit of a story.

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