Bogan "is Australian and New Zealand slang, usually pejorative or self-deprecating, for an individual who is recognised to be from an unsophisticated background or someone whose speech, clothing, attitude and behaviour exemplifies a lack of manners and education." [source]
In a leaked email written, Queensland MP Alex Douglas wrote, "the world had been taken over by bogans who lived empty lives on a diet of grease. It is no longer satisfactory that they will just buy (and wear) ugg boots, watch Big Brother, choke on a diet of grease, dye their bright purple (sic), tatoo (sic) and rejoice in their ignorance." [source]
While politicians may not necessarily watch Big Brothers, wear ugg boots and dye their hair purple, the lack of leadership in dealing with the greatest problem facing humanity makes me wonder if it is a case we get what we deserve?