An Instagram image of Queensland Premier Campbell Newman being presented with a birthday cake to mark his 50th birthday.
An Instagram image of Queensland Premier Campbell Newman being presented with a birthday cake to mark his 50th birthday. Instagram

Happy birthday Mr Pre....mier, happy birthday to you

QUEENSLAND Premier Campbell Newman made a cut of a different kind today when he was presented with a birthday cake to mark his 50th birthday.

The cake was delivered during a Cabinet meeting at the Brisbane  Ekka.

The presentation "ceremony" quickly made its way to instagram, showing a more human side of the man who has taken a big axe to public service jobs in Queensland.

Sadly the event lacked the glamour of the 1962 "Happy birthday Mr President" episode involving actress Marilyn Monroe and then-president John F Kennedy.

Unlike the sexy serenade which has been recalled for decades, Mr Newman got a short, sharp tweet: "A surprise birthday cake for the Premier's 50th birthday at the Ekka Cabinet meeting. -PT"

It's unclear what the Premier wished for when he cut the cake.



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