There’s a moment in the musical Keating! when Paul Keating breaks off from a rap battle with Liberal opposition leader John Hewson to segue into a Barry Manilowesque “I wanna do you slowly (holy moly)” duet with Hewson. That was pretty much the moment I died and went up to heaven.
Watching Alexander Downer writhe onstage in a corset and fishnets (“I’m just too freaky”), listening to Gareth Evans and Cheryl Kernot’s love duet and seeing PK do reggae (“I am the ruler of the land… who’s da man? You’re da man – Yes I am”) I laughed until I nearly wept. Listening to PK croon “The Light on the Hill” after being beaten by dicksnap Howard I nearly cried for everything the country had lost.
See it now with the warm chime of Labor’s victory still ringing in your ears.