Australia Day, 2012: D’oh! Albanese embarrassed, plagiarising film president
Anthony Albanese, talking about Tony Abbott: “He is only interested in two things: making Australians afraid of it and telling them who’s to blame for it”.
Michael Douglas in ‘The American President’: “He is interested in two things and two things only: making you afraid of it and telling you who’s to blame for it”.
Albanese was left red-faced when the Liberals spotted that the attack lines had been substantially lifted from the 1995 movie, ‘The American President’
Brian Loughnane said that ‘Labor is now so unoriginal and devoid of ideas that the best Albo could do was to plagiarise his attack lines directly from an American movie’.
PM Julia Gillard last night gave Mr Albanese some moral support. She tweeted: ‘And speaking of actors – I love Michael Douglas because he’s married to a Welsh woman’, adding that ‘Albo’s not bad either’.