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January 29, 2013


Australia's "First Bloke" Makes Gaffe

Tim Mathieson, the long-term partner of Australian prime minister Julia Gillard, "has landed himself in hot water over comments that men wanting to get their prostates checked should seek out small, female Asian doctors to perform the examination," the Guardian reports.

Said Mathieson: "We can get a blood test for it, but the digital examination is the only true way to get a correct reading on your prostate so make sure you go and do that, and perhaps look for a small Asian female doctor is probably the best way."

One commentator observed that Gillard's face "performed a remarkable transition - jolly, carefree smile to impenetrable stone on the turn of a phrase."












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