There must be some plate throwing, albeit behind closed doors, going on in the Howard household. Jeanette will be crouching behind the couch in fear of her life.
JWH must be mightly miffed at missing out on a big gong. After all, Big Phil has enough titles to last a life time and JWH only has a miserable Companion of the Order of Australia (AC) and a Member of the Order of Merit (OM).
Whereas Phil can be Prince Phil, Admiral Phil, Duke Phil, Baron Phil, Earl Phil, Air Commodore, Field Marshall, General Phil, Captain General Phil and now Sir Phil. JWH, for all his service to Australia and loyalty to the monarchy, is still plain Mister John.
Poor old Tone, can’t seem to win a trick.