The US’s former ambassador to Australia, Jeffrey Bleich, was always a popular figure Down Under, so Dr Mumbo has some good news for his fans. Mr Bleich must be getting ready to move back to the southern hemisphere…
While the allegiances of the longtime Barrack Obama loyalist probably wouldn’t have come as a surprise, diplomats are supposed to keep up a veneer of political neutrality.
Which Bleich managed to do during a cross with the ABC’s 7.30 back in October, while chatting about the presidential race between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton.
But off the air, it was a slightly different matter. After wrapping up his chat with journo Hayden Cooper, Bleich made that traditional promise of the influential to leave America if Trump won.
Luckily, Dr Mumbo has the tape.
After the formalities wrapped up, Bleich told Cooper: “I think that was about as neutral and as ambassadorial as I could be. Trust me, Hayden, if he wins, I’m moving back to Australia. Find a room for me.
“And don’t air that.”
Sadly, as Jacketgate’s Amber Sherlock could have told him, the old saying “Always treat the microphone as live” is there for a reason.
Dr Mumbo will be waiting at Sydney Airport’s arrivals gate to welcome you back, Mr Bleich.