Paul Keating, the 24th Prime Minister of Australia, became known during the course of his leadership for throwing inventive and caustic insults at his opponents, and for his lively debates during Question Time. He called Shadow Treasurer Peter Costello “all tip and no iceberg”, contemplated that Andrew Peacock’s “intellect, like his hair, will slowly recede into darkness” and said that Leader of the Opposition John Howard was “like a lizard on a rock - alive, but looking dead”. So well-known are his insults that many have entered the public lexicon, and a Paul Keating Insults Generator is for sale on iTunes. In a 2011 interview, Keating commented that he was always happiest in a fight, and lamented that he “always had to deal with such an ordinary set of enemies”.
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