So it was reported that on a Friday night August 5th (EDIT: factual error) whilst attending a booze-up, the Opposition Leader for the State of New South Wales had called the Malaysian-born wife of the former Premier Bob Carr (from the rival Labor party) a “mail-order bride”. As if that wasn’t bad enough, he pinched a female reporter’s behind and propositioned another. He is married with a young child (EDIT: factual error).
This morning, he had tendered his resignation as leader of the Liberal Party NSW. Which was what Bob Carr insisted on even when Helena Carr had graciously shrugged it off (read about their different reactions here).
Alcohol and politicians don’t mix and there is definitely no place for racism in government whether at the State or Federal levels.