Wednesday, April 30, 2008

If You Thought Dion Had Problems... least he's doing better than this Liberal Party leader:

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...

(h/t tGPOitHotW)


  • One BIG problem..if this is Australia, then the Liberals there are not Liberals, they are would make anyone cringe to think they are Liberal. the true Liberals down ther are Labor.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 10:38 p.m.  

  • Unlike Dion, this guy will have real knives out for him pronto. Australians go through party leaders like candy, and even sitting prime ministers can be knifed (as Bob Hawke was by Keating). Although he can always make a comeback (as did John Howard, Kim Beazley and Andrew Peacock). I'm not so sure the deputy leader is the guy I'd go to in order to figure out what is going on. Typically you appoint useless pugilists to be deputy minister - people who will never be a threat to your leadership (eg. John Prescott for Blair, Sheila Copps for Chretien). If you put your likely successor in a policy position, then they have to do a good job or else even if they take you down, they go down with you.

    By Blogger french wedding cat, at 1:48 a.m.  

  • What a way to end a political career...

    By Blogger daveberta, at 5:15 a.m.  

  • Blech....I know sex scandals don't usually mean much outside of the US, but still, blech...

    By Blogger Aurelia, at 11:50 a.m.  

  • Buswell, not Bushell, as you wrote. You're getting taken seriously by the mainstream media, so it might be time to clean up all the spelling mistakes and grammatical errors that plague this site.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 4:06 p.m.  

  • It can't work in reality, that's exactly what I think.

    By Anonymous muebles en valdemoro, at 6:23 a.m.  

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