Sarah Palin, governor of Alaska, becomes the Republican Party’s poster girl when selected as Vice-Presidential running mate in the 2008 election. Her conservative views and empty-headed comments reminded me of Pauline Hanson, an Australian politician who rose to prominence in the 1990s.
George Lucas’s film ‘Revenge of the Sith’ is released in 2005, ending the second trilogy of Star Wars films. Despite a mixed critical reception the film made $848 million. After the Star Wars franchise was sold to Disney in 2012, a third trilogy was announced, this time without Lucas in an active role.
David and Tanya, a leading Newcastle breakfast radio team, are punished for breaching Australian Broadcasting Association rules in the late 1990s. In a radio interview the day this appeared in the paper David complained bitterly that I made him look too fat.