Here’s a question: Why does a wayward willy end John Della Bosca’s political career, yet Frank Sartor won’t even get a rap on the knuckles over his land bribes for big ALP donors? Are we that puritan that we can ignore incompetence and corrupt behaviour, but the minute sex is involved we demand a scalp? As far as I know, Della Bosca didn’t campaign for his seat on family values, so his affair is a matter for him and his wife (who should kick his arse). Sartor, on the other hand, should have his arse kicked right out of office. But he won’t. *Sigh*
Update: Why has every report on ABC radio today mentioned that Della Bosca had an affair “with a 26-year-old woman”? Why is her age so important? If she was a similar age, I doubt it would be reported. Is it voyeurism? Is it so other blokes his age can think “half his luck”? And speaking of his age, I’ve been searching for some time and can find no mention of how old he is, yet Belinda Neal’s date of birth is easy to find. I also can’t find date of birth details for Frank Sartor, John Hatzistergos, Eddie Obeid… But the scary thing is all the members of parliament that I’ve never heard of. There must be some annoyed constituents demanding their vote back.