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Jul 28, 2017

LEAKED: draft letter from Matt Canavan proves he is seriously Italian

The man is about as dinky-di Aussie as a gelato-stuffed calzone.

What follows is an early draft of a letter, leaked to satirist Ben Pobjie, written by Matt “the accidental Italian” Canavan to his associates in the Australian mining industry. Look closely and you’ll notice subtle clues that suggest Canavan isn’t quite so unItalian as he has tried to make out. For example, have you ever known an Anglo-Celtic Australian who could make such a difficult-to-refuse offer?

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  1. Swing Required

    It used to be said that sarcasm was the lowest form of wit.
    Crikey’s insistence on this type of ‘satire’ is giving that theory a big nudge.
    I suppose they both start with an ‘S”, to be fair.

    1. Srs21

      How I agree with you! And the rest of that saying is ….. and only fools partake. Says it all.

  2. Lee Tinson

    It actually is satire. It is not sarcasm. As to the quality, well … I won’t judge.

  3. AR

    It is neither satire nor sarcasm but just a naughty boy’s version of what he thinks those words mean.
    Less is more and none would be best.
    There is more than enough (unintended…?) irony in what our overpaid pollies pontificate – this unnecessary exaggeration is otiose.

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