The Dalai Lama’s visit is nigh and the nation’s pollies are polishing their excuses. But in case anyone has left their excuse-making to the last minute, here are the winning suggestions from Crikey readers:
Sydney winner: Craig Duckmanton
Tony Abbott: “…ahh…umm…no…umm…I…ahhhh…”
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Melbourne winner: Margaret Kent
Alexander Downer: “Never heard of her.”
Margaret wins two VIP tickets to the Dalai Lama’s public lecture in Melbourne on Saturday 9 June, and Craig wins tickets to the Sydney public lecture on Saturday 16 June. For more information on the Dalai Lama’s tour, please visit www.dalailama.org.au