The Bullletin’s Laurie Oakes reports:
Soon after the Al Qaeda attacks on New York and Washington, Kerry Packer and I were among a small group of business and media people invited along to meet the army’s top brass. One of the generals, while condemning the terrorists in the strongest terms, unwisely ventured the opinion that it was impossible not to admire their courage.
“Bullshit!” thundered Kerry.
Exactly right. Complete Packer coverage here; also, via Bob Carter in Houston, confirmation from Mirage Resorts CEO Bobby Baldwin of several Packer gambling stories—including the wonderful tale of the braggart Texan.
UPDATE. Not many have noticed the sad symmetry involving Kerry Packer, his father Sir Frank, and son James. Sir Frank died at 67; Kerry at 68. Kerry inherited the family business at 37; James has inherited it at 38.