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  Australian politician steals speech from "The American President"
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Last EditedMonsieur  Jan 26, 2012 09:13am
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AuthorMichelle Castillo
MediaTV News - Columbia Broadcasting System CBS News
News DateWednesday, January 25, 2012 03:00:00 PM UTC0:0
Description(CBS) Australians were listening when Labour Party member Anthony Albanese had some choice words to say about the opposition leader Tony Abbott to the National Press Club in Canberra.

"In Australia we have serious challenges to solve and we need serious people to solve them. Unfortunately Tony Abbot is not the least bit interested in fixing anything," Albanese said.

"He is only interested in two things, making Australians afraid of it and telling them who is to blame for it."

The words had a rousing magic to them - movie magic, that is.

That's because Albanese's lines are strikingly similar to the speech given by fictional U.S. President Andrew Shepherd, played by Michael Douglas in the 1995 box office hit "The American President."
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