My question is not about the substance of this,
[though I do find myself wondering why it is so strange that politicians should be being criticised for being available to people who are worried about their businesses collapsing]
but in reality is this what we pay our politicians to do. This is, of course, posturing for the cameras. I am not suggesting that "misleading the Parliament" is not serious, and if Treasurer Swan has done so then he should probably go. Though I have noted before that the previous government seemed to have long ago stopped requiring Ministers to fall on their sword.
Hardly surprising from a government led by a man whose misplaced hubris prevented him from apologising for almost anything...certainly for the grossest abuses to the weakest in our society.
But I ask again....is this posturing.... on either side what we pay our politicians to be and do?
I think not!