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Friday funny: Uncle Steve

By

Sam Roggeveen

@SamRoggeveen

7 August 2009 16:04

You may have heard that Hollywood director John Hughes has died. Although Slate described Hughes as a closet Republican, he wasn't overtly political, so although he's a loss to the world of movies, there's not a great deal in his body of work for this international policy blog to hang its hat on.

But given the control Prime Minister Rudd exercises over Australian foreign policy, perhaps this scene from Uncle Buck might be a pretty good appoximation of what transpires when Foreign Minister Stephen Smith calls his PM to discuss foreign policy.

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