So, Joe Hockey gave the federal Labor Party their first ever free kick, only a few days ago. Hope Gillard enjoyed her moment, because it is, surely downhill at speed from here.
Craig Thompson received a secret $160K payout from the union three years after he'd left, "compensation", or a bonus, so that he could still afford to visit brothels, I suppose. The details are murky. How much shit can possibly hit the fan and be flung all over the place before the ALP have to cut this cock of a man free?
Now they have two cocks to keep them awake at night (although not Julia, because nothing is so bothersome that she loses sleep, she says). Appointing Slipper to look after the House was a sleazy move, albeit, clever and understandable. Not risk free though, and the risks have just arrived.
On top of his extravagant use of his government benefits, Peter Slipper has been accused of sexually harassing one of his staff, and the evidence would seem to be quite solid, based on the reports.
How long can Gillard hold the charade together? She's supposed to hold on until at least September next year, which is looking like an awful long way off. It's going to be an ugly, ugly, and politically useless, 17 or 18 months.
Pass the large bucket of popcorn.
Slipper denies sexual misconduct claim