My friend and Harvard classmate Andrew Laming lost his RU486 amendment yesterday (a good thing, in my view). But his personal stories about performing abortions prompted his first real spate of media attention since entering parliament in 2004. My favourite was this paragraph from Misha Schubert, writing in the Age:
Dr Laming’s official CV includes stints as landmine clearer, gymnasium manager, Aboriginal health researcher, World Bank consultant, travel writer, management consultant and ophthalmologist. He has worked and lived in Papua New Guinea, Afghanistan, East Timor, London and the US.
Thing is, it’s all true. The bloke is the Zelig of Australian politics.