We’ve all had a lapse of judgment in our dating lives, and former Labor leader Bill Shorten has empathised with Gladys Berejiklian’s freshly exposed relationship with disgraced former MP Daryl Maguire.
During a Tuesday interview on the ‘Today’ show, Shorten said: “She’s a smart lady who I think has been punching below her weight with perhaps a much more average guy. I have sympathy for Gladys at the human level.”
“Bill, you have summed it up perfectly. Everyone in Australia wanted to say it,” responded ‘Today’ host Karl Stefanovic.
Many online shared Shorten’s stance on Berejiklian’s dud boyfriend excuse, but critics have questioned whether a politician can really be ignorant of someone’s misconduct when they’re in a close personal relationship with them.
NSW opposition leader Jodi McKay said it was time...