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When the Pharaoh Went the Vizier Rekhmire Went Too – “Joh: The Life and Political Adventures of Johannes Bjelke-Petersen”, Hugh Lunn

October 8th, 2012 · No Comments · Politics

“I propose, he diagnoses,” Callaghan once said of his job when accused of being Allen Bjelke-Petersen. “If he has his own idea there is no way I can change it. I accept this completely – if I don’t like it I should stand for office. I see myself as the sort of servant the Egyptian pharaohs used to have – a vizier rekhmire, the eyes and ears of the pharaohs. But the pharaohs were still the pharaohs. And when the pharaoh went the vizier rekhmire went too. And when Joh goes, I go. Nothing much has changed in politics in 5,000 years.”

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