Headline of the Week

From the Courier Mail in Queensland.



The story itself is hilarious:

FORMER foreign minister Bob Carr was last night labeled ?arrogant? and ?foolish? for risking diplomatic ties after leaked extracts of his new diaries revealed him complaining about taxpayer-funded first and business class travel and questioning whether top US leaders had plastic surgery.?

Mr Carr complains about inedible food and a lack of pyjamas in business class where seats were akin to ?trans-Atlantic slave trade?, a lack of subtitles on an Opera film in first class and even the perk of getting an upgrade to first because he could only book business as ?a middle-power foreign minister?.

In other extracts already dubbed ?Bridget Carr?s Diary?, the exercised-obsessed former NSW premier reveals during a trip to Cairo that his ambition was to ?have a concave abdomen defined by deep-cut obliques?.

He also writes that he ?cannot feel humble? after attending a G20 leaders meeting with US President Barack Obama and Russian President Vladimir Putin in his last act in the job last September.

?Interested, curious, of course. Just not humble,? he writes in Diary of a Foreign Minister.

Mr Carr also muses about the possibility of plastic surgery work for US Senator John McCain (?younger and more sparkle-eyed than I might have expected?) and US Secretary of State John Kerry (?I noticed something about the skin?).

Foreign Minister Julie Bishop last night seized on the leaks, saying the ?gratuitous? personal observations and discussion of confidential meetings were unworthy of any Australian politician, let alone a foreign minister.