If You Thought Dion Had Problems...
TROUBLED WA Opposition leader Troy Buswell has broken down in tears at a press conference and admitted he sniffed the chair of a female Liberal Party staffer.
With tears in his eyes, Mr Buswell had to compose himself before telling the media in Mandurah this morning that his behaviour had been unacceptable.
As revealed by The Sunday Times, Mr Buswell crawled around on his hands and knees in front of a former Liberal staffer before she left the job late in 2005.
In a separate incident, he lifted her chair and started sniffing it after she had sat in it in his parliamentary office. The scandal follows an admission by the Liberal leader earlier this year that he had snapped open the bra of a Labor staffer.
Then again, Bushell seems to have his party fully behind him which is...uhh...odd:
Mr Buswell said his leadership would not be discussed at the next party meeting. He would not be resigning as leader of the Liberal Party.
Deputy Liberal leader Kim Hames was today standing by Mr Buswell, describing him as a "rough diamond with a robust sense of humour''.
Dr Hames said his leader needed to change his behaviour, but also acknowledged there was no one to replace him.
No one to replace him? That kind of makes you wonder what the rest of his caucus is sniffing...