Why should anybody care...
- If Kevin Rudd went to a strip club once, long before becoming Prime Minister of Australia?
- If an American Idol contestant used to work as a stripper?
- If a now-prominent Australian politician smoked weed a couple of times in his youth?
The fact that all of these "issues" have been featured in one of Australia's more intelligent newspapers in the last couple of days worries me. It speaks of the lingering conservatism among Australians, and an outdated concept of morality. I can understand being concerned about these things in the 1950's, but I would hope that we've come a long way since then. Is there a person out there who has never done something they now regret, or which reflects views long-since discarded? This is normality, this is life, this is not something worthy of being published in a broadsheet newspaper. It's not news, it's olds.