CityNews seems to be going through a kick with putting bylines on their puff pieces. You’d think having arts impressario and Canberra Review editor Jorian Gardner bylined on a politics story would be the funniest thing about their profile on new MLA Andrew Barr. But just down the page a candidate for “oddest paragraph in the history of writing” rears its head.
And it is enormous.
Also a public policy degree makes one “Super Qualified” in Jorian-world (rather than merely “having qualifications”).
The article does finish with some Super! Enthusiastic! Stuff about Andrew’s sexuality.
He said Anthony had handled the whirlwind of publicity surrounding his new appointment in his stride. “I think he gets teased at work a bit because my ugly mug is in the paper and on the telly so much, but heâ€™s pretty good about it. ”
Given that the ACT Government is considering legalising same-sex unions, have Andrew and his partner considered formalising their relationship under the new laws?
“We have only spoken very briefly about it, but to be honest, I am still waiting to be asked!” Andrew roared with laughter and his infectious smile flashed across his face.
Andrew roared with laughter and his infectious smile flashed across his face. I think Anthony needs to be a little careful, sounds like Jorian’s quite taken…