Everybody loves political satire because it makes fun of our politicians. And because most people don’t think much of our politician’s political satire is very popular.
Today’s political satire involves the current Prime Minister, Malcolm Turnbull.
Aussie Political Satire
Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull walks into a local bank in Point Piper to cash a cheque. He is surrounded by Protective Security Officers. As he approaches the teller, he says, “Good morning, could you please cash this cheque for me?”
Teller: “It would be my pleasure, sir. Could you please show me your ID?”
Turnbull: “Truthfully, I did not bring my ID with me as I didn’t think there was any need to. I am Malcolm Turnbull, the Prime Minister of Australia !!!!”
Teller: “Yes sir, I know who you are, but with all the regulations and monitoring of the banks because of the war on terror, imposters, forgers, money laundering, the GFC, etc., I must insist on seeing ID.”
Turnbull: “Just ask anyone here at the bank who I am, and they will tell you. Everybody knows who I am.”
Teller: “I am sorry Mr Prime Minister but these are the bank rules, and I must follow them.”
Turnbull: “I am urging you, please, to cash this cheque. I need to buy a gift for Lucy for Valentine’s Day.”
Teller: “Look, Mr Prime Minister, here is an example of what we can do. One day, Greg Norman came into one of our bank branches without ID. To prove he was Greg Norman he pulled out his putter and made a beautiful shot across the bank into a coffee cup. With that shot, we knew him to be Greg Norman and cashed his cheque.”
“Another time, Pat Rafter came into the same place without ID. He pulled out his tennis racquet and made a fabulous shot whereas the tennis ball landed in a coffee cup. With that shot, we cashed his cheque.
So, Mr Prime Minister, what can you do to prove that it is you, and only you, as the Prime Minister of Australia?”
Turnbull: Turnbull stands there thinking, and thinking, and finally says, “Honestly, my mind is a total blank…there is nothing that comes to my mind. I can’t think of a single thing. I have absolutely no idea what to do, and I don’t have a clue.”
Teller: “50’s and 20’s be OK, Mr. Prime Minister?
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