Monday, 21 January 2008

Frank Sartor lets fly with ageist insult

Last Saturday The Daily Examiner outed NSW Planning Minister Frank Sartor for calling building  inspectors "old and fat".
Since when is being old something to be disparaged and why is it now considered a insult?
On the NSW North Coast a great many people are on the grey-haired side of fifty-five and up.
They are also the backbone of many community organisations and vital to the life of coastal towns.
By the same token, carrying a little weight is not the moral failing so obviously implied by this arrogant and prejudiced minister.
Less of the old, Frank. You're no spring chicken either, mate, and your online official portrait shows a distinct double chin.
Oh, and Frank - we oldies are voters too.

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