Julie Bishop Answers Karl Stefanovic’s Question Using Emoji

Yesterday, during an estimates hearing in the Senate, it came out that Governor General Peter Cosgrove had requested a pair of Thermomixes as part of his $100,000 tender for kitchen appliances in his two residences, leading to a heated exchange between QLD senator Joe Ludwig and chair Cory Bernardi as to what the fuck a Thermomix is.

This story, already a contender for the pettiest Aussie political squabble of 2015, continued to play out on Today, as Karl Stefanovic, who has somehow become Australia’s premier political interviewer, grilled Foreign Minister Julie Bishop on the subject. “I”m going to answer in emoji,” she said, before making a pretty decent approximation of the ‘shocked’ face.
Here’s how it played out: