NSW’s Della Bosca resigns ministry over extramarital affair. From a private Tweet stream (with permission), so no link:
“Typically, Della Bosca quits over one of the least offensive things he’s ever done.”
Should a sexual infidelity, no matter how salacious, be something that makes a politician resign? Do we really care who John Della Bosca is bonking? Especially when he’s one of the few effective cabinet ministers the State has, even if his personality appears rather unlikeable? And do we really need to keep on hearing/reading the age of his lover in the news?
In far happier news, Victoria’s Tim Holding found after spending two nights in sub-zero conditions. The benefits of being well prepared for a snowy trek – he had rigged himself a shelter and got himself into a position to be spotted from the air once the weather had cleared, plus he had logged his walk in the National Park’s book kept for that purpose so that searchers had a general idea where to look.
Although investing a few hundred dollars in a personal rescue beacon, or using one of the hire plans for personal beacons available through many outdoor recreation stores and clubs, could have saved a lot of search time. I hope he takes one next time.