Best. Politician’s. Excuse. EVER.

Australia’s top treasury official is taking five weeks leave to nurse endangered wombats, prompting the government to defend him on Friday against accusations he had abandoned his post during economic turmoil.

Oddly, wombats and humans have two traits in common:

  1. Both cower in terror when offered help by economists.
  2. Don’t like going to the dentist.

4 thoughts on “Best. Politician’s. Excuse. EVER.

  1. You’ve given me a good reason to dig out my photo, from an Aussie holiday, cradling a sleepy wombat. They are SO cute, and they have white testicles too.

  2. I’ve been enjoying your blog. I’ve also been exploring wombats, as well as koalas, Barry Crocker, and Matthew McConaughey over at the Rodeo.

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