The Michael Laws Texts
Laws admits 'relationship', secret texts
Whanganui Mayor Michael Laws has admitted a secret relationship, with details of ''intimate'' texts about to become public. In a statement released this afternoon, Laws said he separated from his partner at the end of last year.
While I loath Michael Laws, I do have a certain grudging respect for the man. His book 'The Daemon Profession' is a brilliant examination of politics from the inside. His tireless efforts for his electorate and his genuine enthusiasm for representative democracy is cleverly written and funny. The sad distance however between that bright eyed citizen and the bitter twisted redneck talkback kneejerk wanker he has become is enormous.
I don't think I've ever agreed with anything he has ever said as a Talkback host and I would take him to task on any issue, except this one. What a consenting adult does with another consenting adult is none of our fucking business.
Laws should be debated and challenged on the issues he argues for, not private text messages between him and a consenting adult.
Which dirty weekend Newspaper will be the one to print this gutter trash?