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US President Joe Biden today used some of the star power of cricketing legend Merv Hughes to announce that his government is considering reforming some laws affecting Native American-owned casinos and hospitality venues.
The Victorian barn was invited to Washington DC by Biden because of his deep love and respect for the American people and his fairly deep knowledge of the inside of a casino.
President Biden and Mr Hughes shook hands and kissed before introducing the former fast.
“Merv Hughes is a friend of the American people,” Mr Biden said.
“He is well known and inspires deep respect in all Americans. From Cape Cod to Santa Monica, there aren’t many people who don’t know about his, uh, candor and gentlemanly politeness that is innate in all Australians. Merv is also a great friend of Native Americans. He knows their history well and, uh, there he is. He’s going to say a few words now.
Merv cleared her throat as she walked over to the microphone.
“I am here in your country, whatever you need from me, let me know,” he said.
“We all know Merv Hughes loves America.”
Mr Hughes then apologized for referring to himself in the third person.
President Biden cheered as Merv stepped back from the podium, where they moved to the side to exchange sports memorabilia.