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S*xing the politician: the Della Bosca scandal : Comments

By Binoy Kampmark, published 11/9/2009

The affairs of John Della Bosca betray how the dark ages of morality and sentiment have not quite left Australia.

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I think you've missed the point. Della Bosca's downfall is not about "how the dark ages of morality and sentiment have not quite left Australiaís appraisal of politics and sex" as you put it. Its merely another example of an individual of questionable judgement and dubious ethics who is likely exploiting his political position to gain favours personal and otherwise. And you don't get the point made by Anne Summers about the gravity of him missing an official appointment due to a sexual encounter! You don't seem to see that such gross self-centredness leading to a dereliction of duty is important!! I guess thats why the Labor Government is in power and NSW is going down the drain.
Posted by Atman, Saturday, 12 September 2009 5:38:40 PM
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"Let us, as members of the public, ignore the soiled sheets and get on with the business of criticising governance."

My humble apologies Binoy Kampmark for I had no idea that illicit sex during working hours was a criteria for good governance!
Posted by Protagoras, Saturday, 12 September 2009 10:38:30 PM
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Well said my fellow posters!
And can I add the "thin end of the wedge" argument?
If we accept such behaviour in our elected officials and it becomes more acceptable in the future or even the norm, then surely that will impact heavily on their ability to govern, no?
Yes, we seem to expect much of our rulers and no, no-one is indeed in the position to cast the first stone, but surely there has to be a line that should not be crossed and thankfully our society has been overwhelming in their distaste for Dellaís shenanigans whilst on duty.
If we aim high, at least if we fall short we wonít end up in the gutter.
Finally, Iím all for keeping the bastards honest, but I think we could do without some of the sensationalistic drivel that some of the tabloids dredged up. Do we really need to know that?
Posted by MartinsS, Thursday, 17 September 2009 1:13:28 PM
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