Recently retired NSW Premier Bob Carr nailed John ‘Phydeaux‘ Brogden in one after the drunken NSW Lieberal Party leader racially slurred Carr’s Malaysian born wife Helena as a "mail-order bride" and sexually assaulted a couple of female journalists at a recent knees-up in Sydney.
"My wife Helena has higher qualifications and a more substantial career than this featherweight of mediocrity will ever have," fumed a justifiably angry Bob Carr. Carr said Phydeaux’s remarks about Helena were a "cruel insult against all Asian women."
Phydeaux and two male NSW Lieberal staff members had attended the Australian Hotels Association’s piss-up a month ago at the Sydney Hilton’s Marble Bar. After a half-dozen beers, Phydeax played grabass on Daily Telegooph reporter Justine Ferrari and also put his arm around and propositioned yet another female journo from the Sun-Herald!
Phydeaux, you grand old party dog! You really think women dig you…. don’t you?
In some kind of a sick attempt at an apology, The Age quotes Phydeaux as saying, "I completely apologise for my tasteless and offensive comments, they are unacceptable, they are untrue and certainly do not not reflect the fact that she has been, and is, a very successful woman in her own right and was a very dignified first lady of NSW serving her husband over 10 years."
Bob & Helena Carr, July 2005
image: The Sydney Morning Herald
Helena Carr is an incredibly capable and independent woman, a self-made millionaire after having had great success in the printing industry. In the 1980s, Helena was the Managing Director of Leigh Marden, a subsidiary of Coca-Cola Amatil, managing a thousand staff. Helena Carr certainly supported Bob over his unprecedented ten years as Premier of NSW, but you can bet your little cotton socks she never served him.
A kind word of advice to the Lieberals- sack Phydeaux TODAY.
UPDATE: Good news and bad news…. Phydeaux quits as NSW Lieberal Party leader but remains as the Member for Pittwater. Phydeaux reckons that by staying on, he’s helping the Lieberals win the 2007 elections…. HA!
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