The Canberra Times is asking where’s Zed?
The Canberra Liberals have been accused of avoiding public scrutiny during the election campaign by skipping out on at least seven multi-candidate forums in the ACT.
But a senior Liberals campaign spokeswoman rejected the suggestion by Greens Senate candidate Simon Sheikh that the party was hiding its candidates.
Mr Sheikh’s Liberal rival in the senate race, Zed Seselja, was forced to withdraw from a Tuesday morning forum hosted by the ACT Council of Social Service following the birth of his fifth child on Monday night.
In response Zed has retweeted this:
— Ben Damiano (@bmdamiano) September 4, 2013
We note that at the time of writing Zed has not seen fit to respond to the RiotACT Readers’ Candidate Questionnaire.
Is the birth a new child sufficient reason to not front the community when seeking high office?