People have said the most shocking things about me over the years. I think if I were a weaker character I would’ve given up a long time ago. People have attacked me because of my background, because of my family, they attack my because I have curly hair or the way I speak, we lived in England for a few years. It’s just been relentless. It’s just been relentless.
Here’s a snapshot of what he may have been referring to. Crikey apologises for any hurt feelings.
5 March 2003: Lex Loser’s sledgehammer diplomacy
6 March 2003: Exclusive: Alexander Downer — Pompous colonial git
7 September 2004: Fin letters: Sour grapes and Downer hypocrisy
13 December 2004: Team America — Alexander Downer?
6 June 2005: Alexander Downer rewrites history, again
8 July 2005: Alexander Downer’s aspirational target
13 October 2005: Downer dummy spit
19 January 2006: How Downer’s big mouth helped Saddam Hussein
7 February 2006: The funny side of Lord Downer
19 April 2006: Downer recollections go audio
29 May 2006: Downer’s unfortunate faux pas
18 September 2006: The outrageous, preposterous, appalling, shocking Alexander Downer.
31 August 2006: Is Downer’s daughter set to work in Dad’s own department?
27 February 2007: The Downer Dynasty continues at DFAT
19 April 2007: Emperor Downer has no clothes
26 March 2007: Oh, possum! Go to Downer if you’re down