PRIZE FOR BARN­ABY DE­FENDER

Stanthorpe Border Post - - FRONT PAGE - — Jay Nauss

THE prover­bial has hit the fan in the af­ter­math of Barn­aby Joyce’s ro­mance be­com­ing known.

Many in the Na­tional camp are un­happy, and there are calls for Barn­aby to be re­placed as leader of the fed­eral Na­tion­als.

Some have sanc­ti­mo­niously said they won’t hand out how-to-vote cards for the Nats at the next elec­tion if Barn­aby re­mains leader.

But wait a minute; what did Barn­aby do that is so wrong in to­day’s new moral­ity?

Nearly ev­ery se­cond per­son I meet has had at least one di­vorce.

We live in this “modern” age in which any­thing goes and tra­di­tional moral­ity has long gone out the door.

Why should we ex­pect dif­fer­ent stan­dards for those in gov­ern­ment than in so­ci­ety gen­er­ally?

It is the height of hypocrisy to ex­pect politi­cians to main­tain a dif­fer­ent stan­dard than the rest of the com­mu­nity.

Per­haps in­ves­tiga­tive jour­nal­ists should in­quire into the pri­vate lives of all politi­cians and we would be sur­prised what they might un­earth.

I will say to the hyp­ocrites: “Those with­out faults, let them cast the first stone.”

PHOTO: DAILY TELE­GRAPH

CAN­DID: Barn­aby Joyce caught eye­ing off for­mer staffer and cur­rent part­ner Vikki Cam­pion back at a sum­mit in 2016.

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