Tuesday, August 30, 2005

Bogged down in the blog down with Brogden

You'd think I'd be happy to see another Liberal leader bite the dust but I feel a bit sorry to see John Brogden fall on his sword. He was an able Opposition Leader, knowing where to place the focus of criticism on the NSW government's performance.

I'm not sure what caused his unseemly rampage (apart from liberal application of alcohol, that is) but he's not the first Lib to spew forth sexist and racist comments at a function with the Press looking on agog. It's bewildering whenever a public figure disgraces themselves this way. The egregious Noel Crichton-Browne did a very similar thing when he told one female journalist he would like to "screw her tits off" (the offer wasn't taken up)but, while the Senator was a good number cruncher/powerbroker, he arguably had less to lose than a would-be Premier.


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