Friday, 29 January 2010

No gain from loyally defending the leader


Queensland Liberal Senator George Brandis yesterday and deputy Opposition Leader Julie Bishop have done Tony Abbott no favours by buying into the debate about the importance of virginity for modern youth. Both were trying to come to the aid of their Leader whose comments in aninterview with the Australian Women’s Weekly have had the egg beater taken to them by journalists and Labor politicians.
This is an issue of no lasting importance provided the Opposition allows it to peter out as the silly political season comes to an end with the return of the kids to school. Keeping on responding to Labor gibes, no matter how unfair they might actually be, simply reinforces the idea, in the minds of young women, that Tony Abbott is not a politician on their wave length.
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