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(Reuters) - A meowing Australian senator touched off a political row in Canberra on Wednesday after his cat imitation directed at Finance Minister Penny Wong sparked accusations that the opposition behaved like sexists and goons, and were feral.
Liberal Tasmanian Senator David Bushby meowed at Wong at a hearing when Wong - Australia's first Malaysian-born and first openly gay cabinet member - fought constant interruptions.
A visibly livid Wong snapped, "Oh yes, why don't you meow when a woman does that? ... The blokes are allowed to yell, but if a woman stands her ground, you want to
Originally posted by CaptChaos
You ought to check out some videos of politics in some of the Asian countries....I've seen them break out into BRAWLS in their Parliament or whatever they call it...fists flying, but it's not like a kung fu movie, more like some highschool fruits trying to slap each other. Funny.
Originally posted by joyride0187
I had the oportunity to visit Australia 2 years ago and got a rare chance to sit in and observe the common wealth parliament. What a joke! I have never seen so much fighting and low blow insults in my entire life. It was actually better than watching a comedy show. Highly paid politicians behaving like immature high school kids seems to be the norm these days and not just in Australia. These people have far too much influence and make far too much money for the rotten jobs they accomplish.
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so wheres the video with the women