Saturday, 25 August 2007

Capitaine Smirk; L'homme qui sourit d'un air affecté ?


Peter Howard Costello; né 14 août 1957 à Melbourne, est un homme politique australien. Vice-président du Parti libéral depuis 1994. Il est ministre du Trésor depuis le 11 mars 1996.
Il a récemment gagné le surnom du "Capitaine Sourire Affecté - Captain Smirk" et aujourd'hui son personnel jugé pour éditer Wikipedia pour enlever toute la référence à son surnom.

Peter Howard Costello; born 14 August 1957, Australian politician, has been Deputy Leader of the Liberal Party since 1994, and Treasurer in the Australian government since 1996, making him the longest serving treasurer in Australian history.
He has lately earned the Nickname of "Captain Smirk" and today his staff staff tried to edit Wikipedia to remove all reference to his nickname.

I reckon that it's a pretty good smile; que pensez-vous?

10 comments:

dive said...

That has to be the guiltiest smile since Nixon.
Brrrrr …

lyliane said...

Vous aussi cher m. Benaut, vous êtes monsieur sourire sur votre photo avec votre petit enfant?
J'ai mis sur mon blog des photos des essais de voiture en Australie.
Vous venez en France? surtout faites moi signe on pourrait se rencontrer à Paris ou bien vous venir chez moi voir ma Normandie!
l6@laposte.net.

Jules said...

Would you buy a used car from this man?????

Kate Isis said...

That smirk reminds me of the grinch.
They've just done the same thing to Howards wikkipedia entry.
This is what they use tax payers money for?

claude said...

Ue sourire se fait tant avec la bouche qu' avec les yeux. Et là, je trouve que Mr Costello a de la tristesse dans le regard.

Mme Benaut said...

Well, I went to a drinks party in his office when his third child was born and he was ecstatically happy and a charming host. I sat with him in the staff dining room at parliament house, a few times, chatting away while he rushed his lunch of hamburger and fries. So many of the parliamentarians eat in the members only dining room but Peter isn't afraid of mixing it with the staff. He is a very nice man with a great sense of humour. He is an incredibly hard worker and highly respected amongst his colleagues.
Think of the alternative - Wayne Swan for Treasurer? I think NOT!

M.Benaut said...

Claude,
Je pense qu'il est une personne très bonne. Il a été un
trésorier competant en Australie pendant beaucoup d'années et notre économie est en meilleure condition que toujours avant.
Perhaps his sadness is because he should be Prime Minister. You are correct; the eyes express more truth than the mouth, n'est-ce pas?

Sally said...

His eyes never smile.
Sydney Daily Photo

claude said...

Yes m.benaut eyes express a lot !

Mauigirl said...

When it comes to smirks, our President Dubya has everyone else beat! The man cannot smile without a smirk.

(I live in New Jersey, USA, but love Adelaide - have been there several times!)