Thursday, June 18, 2009

How dumb can the Liberals get?

Let me get this right – the federal Liberal Opposition's spokesperson for Women's Affairs, Sophie Mirabella, employs a male staff member who after three days on the job sexually harasses a number of women at a public event. (Allegedly, but what else do you call trying to or asking to fondle/touch their breasts?)

At last night's Mid Winter Ball hosted by the Parliamentary Press Gallery, no less?


Tony Scrinis is his name. He was the shadow spokesperson's media adviser! I saw 'was' as he has 'resigned' today. You can't spin your way out of this one, mate. Talk about career suicide. Does this guy have any clue about this work, or was this just a job for one of the boys?

Importantly, does the Liberal's Sophie Mirabella have any clue about hiring the right people? I mean, this is Women's Affairs, for crying out loud!

How stupid can these people get?

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At June 19, 2009 10:00 am, Blogger Tim said...

Ms Mirabella said the staffer admitted that "some of his behaviour was inappropriate but he doesn't accept the allegations."

So he accepts his behaviour was inappropriate but doesn't accept the allegations that his behaviour was inappropriate?!

At June 19, 2009 1:11 pm, Anonymous seepi said...

I know. I cna't decide if this is funny or tragic.

And the more I read about it the wierder it gets.

The guy is 41 - how did he get to be that age without realising that everyone else stopped going 'look boobs!' in year seven.

And as for them hiring him as a media adviser - he he has a website where he is apparently a climate change skeptic, who offered to undergo regular drug and alcohol screenings if elected as an independent in Victoria.

So they should have noticed he was a little bit wierd.


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