Political Tidbit

The longest-serving Prime Minister of Australia served eight hundred and forty-one times longer than the shortest-serving Prime Minister of Austraia. There’s no great meaning or cleverness at work here, of course, in observing that a deputy leader turned interim PM after the sudden death of a leader is not the same political animal as a man who transformed and moved throughout his lifetime to represent Australia in a variety of political circumstances. I believe there’s a similar discrepancy in American presidents – thirty days versus twelve (?) years.

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  1. Well, the 30-days one died of pneumonia from giving a long-ass inauguration speech in the freezing rain, and the 12-years one was technically elected for 16 years, but he died off at the start of his 4th term.

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