David Leyonhjelm has been ambushed by the MSM and the “offense” lobby.
An applicant for a media adviser’s job in Mr Leyonhjelm’s office has revealed he was asked a string of surprisingly personal questions during an interview on May 7, including whether he was married, gay and how he voted.
Poor form all round. First here’s David being silly:
The reason I asked if he was gay was that I thought it might be good to have a gay media adviser as we have so many gay supporters.
Then there is gen Y type not really being serious about getting the job:
“(Mr Leyonhjelm) asked me if I was married and I said ‘no’. Then he asked me if I was gay. I told him I wasn’t gay, then said `I wouldn’t have expected that gayness would worry you given you’re a libertarian’.
In this instance it all worked out:
“He asked me to give some thought to whether I could work for him given everything we covered in the interview.
“I reflected on it and got in touch the next day to say I didn’t think it’d work out.”
David – what are you thinking? Don’t employ anyone who isn’t a true believer.* In particular don’t employ ‘randoms’ who answer job ads; especially those who have expectations about libertarians. Anyone who isn’t a party member, or already well known to party members, is likely to cause trouble.
* Alternatively employ a professional cynic – someone who couldn’t care about ideology or politics and if they weren’t selling you to the media they’d be selling snow to Eskimos.