Memes, glorious memes!
I LOVE a good meme. I also love witty Twitter banter.
It’s no surprise then that I got a LOT of amusement out of Wednesday’s revelations about NSW Premier Barry O’Farrell, a forgotten bottle of 1959 Penfold Grange and questioning by the Independent Commission Against Corruption (ICAC). All leading to a quick capitulation and his subsequent resignation as Premier of NSW.
If you not familiar with the tale, it goes a little something like this. ICAC is investigating the dealings of Australian Water Holdings. One of the directors gave Mr O’Farrell a $3000 bottle of Penfolds Grange on his election win in 2011. Mr O’Farrell failed to disclose this gift and when questioned at ICAC categorically denied ever receiving it.
Soon after, a handwritten thank you note for the wine was tendered to ICAC, in Mr O’Farrell’s own hand. Although he still maintains he doesn’t remember receiving it, he was forced to resign his position as it all looks a little wrong. Plus, there’s the tiny little matter where he lied (whether intentionally or not) to ICAC.
All a little embarrassing for the man who vowed to clean up NSW politics.
I never minded Barry. I don’t bat for his team politically but he is a big Wests Tigers fan so he can’t be all that bad. At least he never gave me cause to yell obscenities or want to stab my eyes out like certain other politicians…
I just wish I was smart enough to come up with my own…
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