Senators In Bondage

I gather the sexual politics in Australia tend toward the repressive even by American standards, but apparently if there’s alcohol involved there’s a greater amount of leeway. Because this strippers-and-bondage anecdote by and about an Australian senator makes even our Larry “I have a wide stance” Craig seem a bit dull:

While Northern Territory senator Nigel Scullion reckons he doesn’t spend a lot of time in sleazy strip joints in Russia, he yesterday recounted being dragged on to a stage, handcuffed to a strippers’ pole and deprived of his jocks at a St Petersburg nightspot in 1998. “It was a terrific night, it really was,” Senator Scullion told the ABC.

“If you ever get an offer to go drinking with Icelandic whalers and Canadian crab fishermen, take them up on it.”

Senator Scullion was not the least bit sheepish about his high jinks, declaring it was unfortunate that people would see the escapade as a bad thing.

“This was 10 years ago and I was a fisherman.

“Everybody has a colourful past; I think most Territorians do.”

After all that fun, the night turned slightly sour when a fight broke out between Russian sailors and other patrons, and Senator Scullion was forced to flee the flying chairs.

Still, he learnt two important lessons in life, which may come in handy in his new role as deputy leader of the Nationals.

“Don’t let anyone handcuff you to a post and make sure you always wear clean underwear.”

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2 comments on “Senators In Bondage”:

slave d. commented on December 15th, 2007 at 12:52 pm:

(3) Have a safe word, and learn to pronounce it in Russian and Icelandic, too.

gracie commented on December 15th, 2007 at 9:56 pm:

as an australia and into the scene I have to say we are so far from the american standard. Our current Prime minster was busted at a strip club in america and this helped him win the election. The Northern Territory is consisded the wildest place for sexual high jinks, they have these tip jars in every bar that you put a few dollars in, once it reaches the top the girls serve you naked or do other various acts……
As long as everyone is over age and consenting no one cares what you so. Sex shops, clubs, BDSM everything can be found from the city to the suburbs.

The news is tounge in cheek.

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