Just when the rest of Australia was warming to the idea of cutting our apron strings with Mother England and creating an Australian Republic, up pops Dr Brendan Nelson with his right-wing rhetoric at the opening of the Australians for Constitutional Monarchy conference in Sydney.
And what a spectacular crowd for the annual conference. With an Australian population of 20 million, a grand total of 60 lost souls turned up to hear the former ear ring studded Minister sing the praises of the English Monarchy.
Dr Nelson praised the virtues of having Queen Elizabeth as Queen of Australia yet fell short of telling the gobsmacked political troglodytes as to what his views might be when the Queen's recalcitrant first-born son becomes King Charles of Australia.
How absurd it will be when we have to sing "God Save the King" during future Royal tours by Bonnie King Charlie with his ex-mistress Queen Camilla in tow.
Even Peter Costello embraces an Australian republic yet Dr Nelson perseveres in the past, describing himself as "not a royalist, but ... a monarchist".
Not a sensible Minister, just an opportunistic dill!