No Arbibeque – Q and A
Posted by Dave Bath on 2010-12-10
Q: With chats with US
spiesembassy officials, what is the difference between the probably-innocent chats of most politicians, and the probably-dodgy ones of Senator Mark Arbib, as revealed by wikileaks?
A: Arbib repeatedly demanded to be a protected source, the chats kept secret from all non-US eyes.
Q: So what?
A: Why would he make such demands unless he…
- knew he was passing improper information (unfit for parliament);
- knew he was making improper requests (unfit for parliament); or
- has some personality disorder, a James Bond delusion to the point of instability, (unfit for any sensitive information, especially cabinet-in-confidence);
Q: Why are all the other politicians, from both sides of the centre-right coalition between the ALP and Libs/Nats, downplaying this given that presumably all would be innocent of making "protected source" demands?