Why Nelson Fibbed

From The Australian:

LIBERAL leader Brendan Nelson yesterday admitted he had lied in a speech to a public rally as a senior official of the Australian Medical Association.

In his first major interview since becoming leader nine days ago, Dr Nelson apologised for the lie he described as “wrong, stupid and bad”.

“We all make mistakes,” he told The Weekend Australian.

“I’ve made mistakes. That was a significant one. I can’t do any more other than to apologise to the people who are offended by it.”

Four days before the 1993 federal election, Dr Nelson, as AMA vice-president, told the rally in Melbourne: “I have never voted Liberal in my life.”

At one point yesterday, he said he was unable to explain why he made the comment, but later claimed he felt intimidated because “a couple of bus loads of union thugs” had arrived to demonstrate against then prime minister Paul Keating.

So not only do unions eat the babies of business owners, they scare you into lying too.  Bastards.


~ by Sammy Jankis on December 7, 2007.

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