Guest essay by Eric Worrall
Australia’s Federal left wing opposition leader Bill Shorten, who has repeatedly demanded far more ambitious greenhouse gas cuts than the current Australian government, has just been busted on video sending a mobile text message, while driving a SUV.
According to the Australian ABC;
Federal Opposition Leader Bill Shorten has been fined $455 and has lost four demerit points after he was caught using his mobile phone while driving in Melbourne.
A video, obtained by News Corp, showed Mr Shorten driving along Kings Way in August this year with his phone in hand.
Today he made a public apology for the incident.
“Like most drivers, I always try to do the right thing,” he said.
“But there’s no doubt that using your phone while driving is the wrong thing to do — there’s no excuse for it.
“I shouldn’t have done it and won’t do it again.”
Mr Shorten told reporters he had contacted Victorian Police about the vision and would accept any fine that is issued.
Read more: http://www.abc.net.au/news/2015-12-11/shorten-apologises-for-using-mobile-phone-while-driving/7020104
Lets be charitable – as a politician of the green persuasion, Bill Shorten’s SMS message was undoubtably a vital part of his campaign to save the planet from global warming. No doubt Shorten was driving a SUV rather than riding his bicycle, because his bicycle was in for repairs, due to wear and tear from overuse. Shorten is an example to us all!