Charles Krauthammer has a wonderful article on why Australia is such a good friend of our nation, and why we like them so much in return. One reason? Australian House of Representative members like Julia Gillard who express their distaste for opponents in rather plain terms: “I move that that sniveling grub over there be not further heard.''
Regardless of your politics, the article’s quite a good read.
(Krauthammer admits some bias to Aussies, having married one.)