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WATCH: Senator Penny Wong childishly refuses to shake hands with Liberal Senator

They say you can measure a person, not by the respect they show their allies, but rather, the respect they show their opponents. If that’s the case, then what are we to think of Penny Wong?

Today Sky News shared a video of the moment the Labor Senator childishly refused to shake hands with Liberal Senator Simon Birmingham following the South Australia Press Club debate.

Of course, if the situation was inverted there’d be national outrage. Accusations of racism, sexism, white supremacy, homophobia would be flying left, right and center.

You can imagine the headlines now: “Straight, white, middle-aged man refuses to shake hands with a homosexual, non-white, Malaysian-born woman.” Privilege much?

Senator Wong took offense when Senator Birmingham accused Labor of inconsistency. Yes, this from the woman who wept for joy on national television at the redefining of marriage after arguing that marriage “is an institution that is between a man and a woman,” and it has a “cultural, religious, historical view… we have to respect.”


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