One of our many hapless former Australian Prime Ministers, Tony Abbott, bizarrely made his entrance to the international stage with a speech that included: "No one, however smart, however well-educated, however experienced … is the suppository of all wisdom."
This reminds of an anecdote about a very wily Canadian Prime Minister, Jean Chretien - from French-speaking Quebec. During a contentious debate on euthanasia, he was nabbed by reporters who tried to get him to commit for or against a bill supporting the measure. When asked "Do you support euthanasia?" He responded "I support youth everywhere, not just in Asia but all over the world including across Canada. Good day!" and he was off, leaving a perplexed reporter.