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Stanhope weeps

By johnboy 7 March 2007 91

Here’s a picture out of WIN news, video to follow, of Mr. Stanhope weeping over the hurt caused to his wife by Liberal beastliness.

Something apparently is a “Mongrel act by a mongrel party”. At this stage we’re unsure whether the mongrel act is:

a) asking why the acting Minister for Emergency Services was incommunicado, as rivers of fire surged towards our city, the night before Duffy burned down, or

b) spreading the same sort of nasty rumours about Mr. Stanhope’s love life that his cohorts in the ALP took (and take) such glee in spreading about Kate Carnell.

Better minds than ours have it all figured out we’re sure.

No sign of an apology to the whole of Tuggeranong for using it as a pejorative and suggesting is is a place where Brendan Smyth should return to get “down with the cigarette butts and the dog turds and the wasted life”.

And here’s the video:

Interesting both ABC and WIN are ignoring Mr. Stanhope’s bizarre comments and leading with his line that this is about the rumours.

The rumours have been out there for at least 3 1/2 years and only now he goes weepy for the cameras about it?

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johnboy 4:39 pm 09 Mar 07

Ending the current practice of politics being a lifelong career would be an excellent start.

Term limits anyone?

astrojax 4:36 pm 09 Mar 07

frankly, i’ve always thought anyone who wants to be a politician should automatically be disqualified thereto…

rekkun a few seven years olds and a nanny would be a better system. anyone wanna volunteer their kids? or mother-in-law?? 🙂

johnboy 3:54 pm 09 Mar 07

So you catch them in the cover up, not the crime. Often that’s much easier.

Killing people is easy, hiding bodies is hard.

But if the don’t even need to cover up what they’re doing? Woooweee! That way lies bedlam.

(And I think we’re hurling down that way right now for what it’s worth with our political class on both sides of politics)

simbo 3:46 pm 09 Mar 07

The thing is, sunlight is never going to reach everywhere. So your ideal of getting totally honest people at all times is a non-starter.

What you’re going to get is people who are better at concealing their dishonesty. Who can hide their influence better. And who’ll be able to cream us much more efficiently.

As always, if you just accept that everything’s going to be a little bit crap, you get by in life much better…

johnboy 3:39 pm 09 Mar 07

Well if the dishonest stand to profit little who will be left?

simbo 3:35 pm 09 Mar 07

You actually think the business world is going to stand for HONEST people in government?

I never realised you were a hopeless idealist, JB. That’s … kind of sweet, actually…

johnboy 3:28 pm 09 Mar 07

Sunlight is the best disinfectant.

Once the cockroaches have scurried away we might be surprised by who stands up without having to fight their way to the top the heap.

simbo 3:25 pm 09 Mar 07

And hence we’ll end up with ever more incompetent governments. Which, hey, you get a chance to pick over for their misjudgements!

Well, it works out well for the press, so it must work out for everyone, hey?

johnboy 3:17 pm 09 Mar 07

Where does the line exist between “worthy of having their privacy invaded” and “not worthy”?

Running for public office.

simbo 3:12 pm 09 Mar 07

Hm, that’s interesting. Would you consider yourself to be in public life, JB? I mean, you definately have a public presence here, and you engage in fairly robust political debate, so your life is, by that definition, somewhat public.

Where does the line exist between “worthy of having their privacy invaded” and “not worthy”?

Yes, I do think that’s a journalistic nonsense – the old “you’re in public life, therefore you can have no private life until you retire”. Journalists seldom think that they, themselves, are living as public a life.

johnboy 2:52 pm 09 Mar 07

If Stanhope wants a right to privacy he should retire from public life.

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