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Genetically modified orgasms, anyone?

  • Julia Suryakusuma

    JAKARTA

  /   Wed, July 15 2009   /  11:37 am

We know that sex scandals are not uncommon among politicians, but would you believe that in Australia in June this year a backbencher had multiple orgasms on the floor of the parliament? Who was this outrageous MP? It was one Jason Wood of La Trobe, Victoria, who was raising concerns that genetically modified organisms (known as GM crops) are a threat to Australian farmers and consumers. However, instead of saying "genetically modified organisms", he said "orgasms". Realizing his mistake, he tried to correct it by repeating himself, but what should come out but "orgasm" again! (see http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EdM3N_GRo1s). Clearly, he had orgasms on his mind. Can't blame him, really. Nowadays, with many voters having easy - often instant - access to the Internet, politicians are under even greater scrutiny than ever before. This is certainly true of their sexual indisc...