mayoradamwest wrote:I just find this the oddest scandal
the media and the opposition parties need something to focus on.
jwr says that the pmo tried to make her ask someone to do something that she wasn't comfortable with, and so she didn't do it, but felt uncomfortable being asked. the pm replaced jwr, but instead of doing the thing she says she was uncomfortable doing, they just didn't bother doing it. the pmo / pm keep shooting themselves in the foot trying to justify why they didn't do what they asked her to do, making her uncomfortable by asking, though not doing. meanwhile the opposition parties keep embarassing themselves by acting like children to get to the truth of the matter, which is that nothing was done, but people felt uncomfortable being asked to do something, which they didn't do, but were uncomfortable in the process of being asked.
also the thing that was being asked to do is a perfectly legitimate alternative course of punishment for a company which clearly did something wrong, but may get off under the current process, because the people prosecuting them are probably not going to be able to prove what everyone already knows.
so we'll probably end up with a company that goes unpunished for the thing that the government could have alternatively punished, while people stare at their feet being uncomfortable for having been asked to punish the company in a way that will make this whole thing go away instead of dragging on forever.