Quote of the Week #1
By Sandra Buol - Editor
“This should be a very simple story – a bloke whose marriage broke down is in a relationship with another person and they are having a child. Now it seems to have gone into some sort of morality discussion. That’s between me and my God. I can understand how Natalie can be angry, absolutely, but how it’s other people’s business, I don’t know.”
Barnaby Joyce in an interview with Fairfax Media, 22/02/2018
He doesn’t know. He has no idea. He claims that the cheating on his wife, the breakdown of his marriage and the child he conceived with his new partner is not of public interest. But it was him who forced same-sex couples into the spotlight by supporting a vote that questioned the validity of these relationships. It was him who considered a marriage between two men or two women a morality issue. It wasn’t between these couples and their god for him. No, it was between these couples and the whole country. And even after the country said yes, his electorate said yes, he still thought his relationship with his God had a personal say in it and abstained from fulfilling his duty of representing his electorate.
He also doesn’t know how having an affair with an adviser and then taking care of her subsequent employment by party colleagues and then moving into a rent-free apartment – a gift by a friend – could be a breach of the ministerial code. He just doesn’t know.
Well, now he has plenty of time to think about it. You won’t be missed, Mr Joyce. After all, your legacy will be Johnny Depp’s dogs, ignorance about your heritage and the missing rubber wrapped around little Barnaby. Nothing to speak off.
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