Beyond parody

From the Herald-Sun, sent to me by my wife so I cannot link. But I can still type:

The star of a US TV political comedy says she has been left “dumbstruck” that Australian PM Malcolm Turnbull has adopted one of its “meaningless” slogans.

Julia Louis-Dreyfus, who plays a US vice-president in Veep, made the remarks on her twitter account about Mr. Turnbull’s adoption of the line “continuity and change”.

The writer of the HBO series, Simon Blackwell, accused the Prime Minister of copying the slogan.

“In season four we came up with the most meaningless election slogan we could think of. Now adopted by Australian PM, Blackwell tweeted in astonishment.

This seems totally unfair. Malcolm is more than capable of coming up with the most meaningless election slogans all on his own. After the next election, he can take up a new post as a comedy writer in Hollywood. But I have to admit that I find this fits perfectly into my own image of the depth and breadth the PM has shown in everything else he has done.

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