There’s
no need to plough through acres of newsprint to find out about the late
Sir Johannes Bjelke-Petersen. He said everything you need to know in
one brief exchange with Clive James in an ABC series back in 1986. Even
the circumlocution was perfect:

JAMES: Are you a fascist dictator?

JOH:

Some people say I am, Clive, but I think I’m a loving, kind one.

Peter Fray

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