Breathalizers aren’t just for late-night traffic stops anymore. Australian lawmakers (well, the sober ones anyway) are considering requiring politicians to take breathalizer tests before they vote on laws.
This recommendation has come after a couple “Politicos Gone Wild” incidents wherein politicians had a little too much fun at the office party, and the next thing they knew were on the front page of the paper dancing in their underwear with staffers.
The measure is backed by Conservative Opposition Leader Barry O’Farrell and some members of the Green Party, as well as Parliament’s speaker Harry Jenkins. But of course everyone knows that Harry Jenkins is a total buzzkill and a general embarrassment to his cousin Mr. Jenkins.
Whether this measure will get to a vote remains to be seen. What’s certain is that Barry O’Farrell and Harry Jenkins have just been disinvited to the Boxing Day Beer Bust.