Why do good women settle for bad men? Not just good women, but why do successful, intelligent and accomplished women get involved with dolts like him. As any woman who has had a similar relationship would know, these things are not straightforward. Gladys was portrayed as the eternal spinster — asexual, dull, a workaholic to fill in her empty personal life. It also points to the perennial question of whether we hold female politicians to higher account than their male counterparts. My own personal theory is that it takes brash, self-centred, egotistical men to puncture the self-protective bubble that intensely private and self-critical women like Gladys wrap around themselves.
Monday's revelations about the surprise existence of Gladys Berejiklian's sex life was the best ever, wasn't it? I know I awoke on Monday morning expecting the usual drudgery of themed news. Then bam! Turn that daily Dan Andrews presser off and tune in to the secret phone tapping files of Gladys and her secret lover - disgraced Wagga MP Daryl Maguire.