January 31st, 2012
09:55 AM ET

A politician's script - straight from Hollywood

Had enough of executive branch speeches this week? Well, here's one more from Down Under. No, don't click away. In what you're about to see, a mundane speech by an Australian cabinet minister becomes remarkable - but only when played up against clips of Michael Douglas as the president in the great Aaron Sorkin film The American President. Take a look at the video above.

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  1. j. von hettlingen

    Who's this cabinet minister? Does he have a name! Maybe he feels so embarrassed that he doesn't want to be known to the world?

    January 31, 2012 at 12:27 pm | Reply
    • Peter

      Anthony Albanese is the ministers name.

      February 1, 2012 at 8:08 am | Reply
  2. TRH

    Dang. Are politicians the same the world over? Disingenuous? Pandering? Hmmm....

    January 31, 2012 at 5:35 pm | Reply
  3. Brad

    I really don't understand the view Americans have that their president is some kind of a messiah/super hero. Seems to me that a president is someone you elect because you have to, so you don't want to pick someone who is going to screw up/screw you. It's when a president is elevated to some insane level of expectation (Obama) and then knocked down plenty of notches before he considered to be just another pragmatist. (Obama) Btw, that Aussie minister's speech was boring and aimless, but in the hands of President Michael Douglas (Nice ring, no?) it's a call to the American people to unite, stand together, and join in the struggle to defend the common good. Maybe should pick more presidents?

    January 31, 2012 at 10:21 pm | Reply

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