Friday, December 05, 2008

Friends don't let friends drink and legislate

Apparently, the Foster's has been flowing a bit too freely (try to say that five times fast) for Aussie political figures:
Politicians in Australia's most populous state could be breath-tested for alcohol before voting on laws after a series of late-night incidents that have embarrassed the center-left government.

New South Wales state lawmaker Andrew Fraser resigned from his conservative opposition frontbench role after shoving a female colleague in the wake of Christmas party celebrations.

"Breath test this mob," said a front page headline in Sydney's mass-selling Daily Telegraph newspaper. State police minister Matt Brown was dumped from his portfolio in September after allegedly "dirty" dancing in his underwear over the chest of a female colleague after a drunken post-budget office party.
Hey, can't a guy celebrate the passage of a budget? I mean, if it had been a pre-budget party, that would be different. Well, he probably should have kept his clothes on either way, but I'm sure you see what I'm talking about.

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