Friday, September 12, 2008

Friday Fuckwit

Well it has to be a politician this week although I use the term lightly. Our State Government has had a bit of a shakeup over the past two weeks with the State Front Bench being reassigned, a new premier installed and a few try hard pollies unceremoniously ousted . . . but the champion of the hour is the NSW police minister who was forced to quit over reports he "dirty danced" in underwear over the chest of a female colleague in a drunken late-night office party.

Matt Brown resigned just three days after being sworn in.

"I'm a human being and I made a mistake and I am going to cop the consequences," Brown told reporters. "I am not wanting to duck or weave this issue. As you can imagine this is a pretty tough day for me."

Witnesses said Brown stripped down to his underpants and danced to loud techno music on a green leather Chesterfield lounge before he "mounted the chest" of a female politician and simulated a sex act.

Brown did not deny stripping, but said he had not tried to simulate sex with his colleague. The party occurred in parliament three months before Brown was sworn in as police minister.

New State Premier Nathan Rees, sworn in with Brown after a leadership tussle only a few days ago, promised a more accountable government and said Brown had to go because he initially promised that "absolutely nothing untoward" occurred during the party. However too many reports of Browny in his chunders became too much for our new premier to ignore.

Will it ever end?


15 comments:

Thriftcriminal said...

Risky business eh? Back when the cruiser wasn't a complete and utter nutball, and Rebeca DeMornay was el hotto! OK, I was a teenager, it probably clouded my judgement. At least your politicians step down, ours just go "It's nuttin you feckers haven't done, now shove off and let me keep feeding from the trough, er, I mean, doing my job"

English Mum said...

Oh I don't know, I can see the advantages of having a politician who can 'cut some shapes' to techno music. He'd certainly get the younger vote. Shame about the simulated sex bit though - kind of ruins it :)

Bimbimbie said...

What is it with Polis and sex?

And to think we are about to become the joke of the world with the feds introduction of censorship tests on the internet ... starting with porn and ending who knows where - is this Australia or China I'm beginning to wonder*!*

Grannymar said...

We only elect these folk so we have a reason to complain.;)

Nick said...

Hang on a minute, how exactly did his behaviour affect his work as a police officer? Was he consorting with criminals? Was he committing a crime? Was he accepting bribes? Was he beating blacks? Er no, he was getting a bit too exuberant with some work colleagues at a party. Have any of them complained? Sounds a bit like over-reaction to me. If you're going to resign, at least resign for a good reason, like you've completely screwed up the economy or your department has lost 20 memory sticks containing the personal details of every Aussie.

Miladysa said...

Ditto Nick.

I think the fact that he tried to cover it up rather than hold his hands up backfired on him.

Have a great weekend Baino :-D

Ces said...

This is eaxactlt why I only party with myself. Who knows somebody may be watching and taping everything I do, I will lose my job and be in gawdawful Eeewtube. Maybe he should not have done this during a parliament party only on at a private party. Wait one dang minute, did the politician complain? I heard the Aussies were wild but had I known they were this colorful, I would have immigrated south! Go Aussies!

laughingwolf said...

crap... google ate my post! grrr

anyway, only way to end it is to kill the spawn before it hatches

Megan said...

I want to party with your Parliament!

Baino said...

Thrifty - Oh those were the days although I do have a teensy problem with men who wear jocky underpants and shite I mean white, socks.

Me too EM ever seen our Environment Minister dance!(Peter Garrett from Midnight oil now has the posi!) Erm . . .this man is not attractive and the thought of his hips gyrating above my chest is a bit daunting although he's either very tall or she was well . ..very short!

Tut Tut Bimbimee not Tsup Tsup, whaaaat? Haven't heard that one censorship on the internet, how very dare they!

You think GrannyMar? I don't. I elect them to represent me in Government not party hard 3 days after being appointed. Now at the Christmas party . .well that's different!

Nick he's not a police office, he's the Police Minister. And actually the sacking offence was because he lied (dur! He's a politician). He denied it and got busted so the new premier had to shoot him off the team. We've had a big shakeup here in State Govt so it has much to do with the new Premier being 'seen' to be decisive. Now I dare you to ask Jenny what she'd think of a colleague gyrating half naked in front of her! hehehe . . .

Very astute Miladysa . .that's exactly why he was rolled. He should have been an honest politician (now there's an oxymoron).

Nice one Wuffa and if it's any consolation my Reader's acting up too and not putting up the latest posts . . .something fishy in Googleland!

Ces he and the 'lady' concerned deny the 'simulated' sex bit but he was in his paliamentary office! It was the denial that got him the boot. Again, his biggest crime was wearing Y fronts and telling fibs.

OH Megan! they're not called political 'partay's' for nuthin!

Jay said...

Good grief .. well, all I can say is that you have far more interesting politicians over there than we do! I'm almost jealous! LOL!

Nick said...

My mistake, for police officer, read police minister. Jeez, a politician who lied, whatever next!

I don't think any of Jenny's colleagues have ever girated half-naked, but they're frequently extremely drunk and incapable at conferences. And funnily enough, they've not been sacked.

Miles McClagan said...

I'm really glad when he was dancing he wasn't visited by the Underpants gnomes...

Quickroute said...

I want photos! Where do these people go after they ruin the political careers?
The clergy perhaps!

Baino said...

Hi Jay . .I haven't even mentioned sex on the desk (happened a few years ago, or Iguanagate! And you should see the dickheads at Question Time!

Hiya Miles, another Aussie, wahey! Erm Underpants Gnomes? Southpark? Mmm quite right could have been nasty all round.

Quicky do I detect a note of cynicism, he did a pelvic thrusty dance not a pamper tamper with liddle boys!