Here’s a story of a couple of politicians. If you dislike politicians you may wish to stop reading now.
This is how it was reported last week: An Australian politician (Jamie) was on an official, dutiful visit to Hong Kong. One evening there was a social gathering (for what? we weren’t told). After more than a few alcoholic drinks the 38 year-old (married father) politician offended a young 20-something woman diplomat by first commenting on her ‘beautiful eyes’ before placing an arm around her shoulders and proceeding to kiss her neck. (Not a ‘friendly peck on the cheek’ as he later claimed, but a neck kiss – and we all know how different that is from a ‘friendly peck’).
The woman diplomat did not appreciate the attention and reported the matter to her superiors. She did not wish to make a formal complaint about it but needed her displeasure registered.
Once back on home ground (Australia), journalists got wind of this Hong Kong happening and a (female) journalist wrote about the incident, voicing her displeasure at what had occurred.
Our brave politician did not like this publicity and sought sympathy and support from his political colleagues – which he seemingly received in abundance(!)
His most senior ‘mate’ (Peter) sent a text telling him (Jamie) not to worry and that the journalist who wrote the article criticising him was (his texting words) ‘a mad fucking witch’!
(I bet he almost used a ‘b’ in place of the ‘w’!)
But what did our senior politician do with this text? Unbelievably - and very unfortunately for our moronic and technically incompetent public servant politician, Peter, he sent the text, not to the neck-kissing pollie, Jamie, but to the very journalist he had referred to as ‘a mad fucking witch’!!
Amazingly, when the error was made public, the journalist claimed that she wasn’t too upset and laughed it off…Yep!
Unbelievable! (I strongly suspect she was ordered to make light of the misfired text).
Now, I don’t know about you, but I am fairly sure that I have no male close friends or relatives who would ever refer to a woman as ‘a mad fucking witch’. And yet here we have a senior Australian politician using those exact words.
Is this an example of who’s in charge of our country?
What an upsetting thought.
I am deeply offended to know that someone ‘in power’ talks like this pollie did.
And I wonder how acceptable this language is amongst his peers.
PS: Sorry about this post. Just felt I had to get it ‘off my chest’!
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