Sometimes you read something so preposterous that it takes your breathe away. This is such a moment.
Robert Doyle, that blustering fool that has somehow been promoted to the office of Lord Mayor of Melbourne, has tried to justify a $20k junket to St Petersburg by claiming that Australian-Russian relations will suffer if he doesn't go. This from a man who promised to stop junkets when he ran for office.
He was a disaster when he ran for Premier of Victoria (and thank you god he was not elected).
Concentrate on saving rate payers money and get a grip on your insignificance. Oh man does it makes my blood boil. Fools to the left of me fools to the right ... sums up politics these days.