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The people of New South Wales have this week had to come to terms with the fact that their mum is indeed a woman.
This comes as the state’s mum, NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian has admitted to having a secret intimate relationship with a disgraced former MP during questioning at the NSW Independent Commission Against Corruption.
This news has rattled her constituents, who up until now, were quite content with how private their mum had been about her personal life.
However, Berejiklian’s explosive appearance in front of ICAC officials yesterday has meant that everyone needs to acknowledge that she too has a life outside of the election campaigns and parliamentary sittings.
And like most single mothers out there, the NSW Premier also faces the same challenges when it comes to sorting the chaff from the grain.
Yesterday, ICAC has heard damaging tapped phones conversations between Berejiklian and her former side piece, the incompetent Wagga MP Daryl Maguire.
ICAC, which is investigating whether Maguire sought to monetise his position as an MP between 2012 and 2018,
The recorded phone calls saw the former MP incriminate himself time and time again, as he spoke extensively of his lobbying on behalf of developers. He also talked about his concerns over his huge debts, which he said amounted to $1.5 million.
While the findings are indeed a bad look for the government, the fact that Berejiklian refused to go public with the relationship – and worked tirelessly to maintain an arms-length between her professional life and her seemingly regrettable dalliance with one of the dumbest cunts in the Riverina – has seen the public cut her enough slack to survive this scandal.
Much to the dismay of ther political rivals, the people of NSW have opted to overlook the Premier’s poor decisions – providing they no longer have to think about their mum getting intimate with transient no-hopers.
The electorate’s willingness to overlook the Premier’s brief dabble with bad boys indicates a confidence in her role as their mum.
The evidence provided to ICAC has shown that Berejikilian will always put her role as the state’s mother before a man, after it was confirmed that the relationship began in 2015 and only lasted until he was first investigated for corruption last year.
The people of NSW have, however, made it clear that Daryl Maguire MP will never be their real dad.
MORE TO COME.