From Strewth! in The Australian:
A stretch too far
While the [ALP national] conference was heading towards its conclusion, senators Barnaby Joyce and George Brandis were off to the wedding of former 2UE broadcaster Michael Smith on the NSW central coast. Expecting a regular hire car to collect them, they walked out to be confronted by a stretch limousine. Remarked Brandis, “I think that hideous thing is for us.” Joyce asked the driver who he was waiting for. Consulting a piece of paper, the driver confirmed Brandis’s worst fears: “Someone called Barnaby.” As a “tired” Joyce related to Strewth yesterday, “We sat in the back among the changing neon colours of this protein and chemical-enriched abomination, glancing at one another uncomfortably.” The measured Brandis ignored Joyce’s exhortation to “be loud and proud” and disembark in style at the venue, instead waiting inside the limo until any possible eyewitnesses had moved away.
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