Snorting the furniture is one thing, but leave my cousins alone!
Posted by Possum Comitatus on May 14, 2008
Just when we thought the WA Opposition fiasco couldn’t get any more bizarre or perverted, now there’s accusations that Chairman Sniff* was molesting my cousins – the poor old quokka. No, I shit you not:
Which makes you wonder – who was more embarrassed, the journo that asked Sniff if he’s done anything inappropriate with a quokka or Buswell for having to answer it!
I’m speechless – a new low in Australian politics.
*Can anyone remember who it was that called Buswell Chairman Sniff over the last few days?
Here’s the presser:
And here’s Oz Informant in comments:
West Australian Opposition Leader Troy Buswell says there is “absolutely no substance” to reports he once did something inappropriate to a quokka.
Asked if he had done anything inappropriate to a quokka, Mr Buswell replied: “No. I’m not being backward in saying that I’m not a perfect individual and you know I’ve had a robust past and there may be elements of that that have proved offensive to people. I don’t shy away away from that at all, but I’m not aware that I’ve caused any offence to a quokka.”
A spokesperson for the International and National Association for the Protection and Preservation of Rottnest’s Old People, Rabbits, Indigenous Animals and The Environment (INAPPROPRIATE), commented today. “Troy Buswell has been a long supporter of our society and it’s acronym, and I’m shocked to hear these allegations,” said small marsupial Bryan, who asked that we blur his face.
“I can tell you that a large majority of Quokkas are behind Buswell on this one. Some of my best friends are chair sniffers, and I think the way he has been treated is appalling. Troy’s support of human-quokka relations, not to mention his deep love for scratch ‘n’ sniff office equipment, should not be underestimated.”
Having recently departed from the WA shadow Cabinet, Paul Omodei said today “I’m staying in Parliament, regardless of what happens. Buswell can smell it all he wants – this is my seat and I’m sticking with it.” Mr Omodei also declined to elaborate on the birth of a tailed marsupial in Northern WA. The single mother, an unemployed rock wallaby is claiming Omodei is the father.
A spokesperson from the Society for the Nasal Enjoyment of Derrieres, Garters and Expansive Rump Support (SNEDGERS) declined to comment until consulting with Mr Buswell. “I would not want to impute his olfactory integrity.”
The OC – of course!