May 13, 2003

A MUST-READ essay by Time's

A MUST-READ essay by Time's Steve Waterson on Hollingworth and the law:

It may be that Hollingworth should be ashamed of himself; so deeply ashamed, even, that he should resign. That is a matter for his conscience. As a priest he answers to God; as a man he answers to the law. Neither he, nor anyone else, should have to answer to the mob. And if he does eventually resign, some Australians may consider that Hollingworth's alleged misconduct has tainted the office of Governor-General far less than this hysterical and vicious pursuit has stained their nation.

It's a brilliant piece, as much for the writing as for the logic. Read it all.

Posted by Tim Blair at May 13, 2003 06:36 PM