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Oz politician told his wife should be behind him, not all over him

March 16, 2012 - Brisbane

Australia's Liberal National Party leader Campbell Newman has been asked to go slow on public and physical displays of affection with his wife.

Newman was attending a People's Forum meeting, when he was blind-sided by one questioner who criticised him for being too physically familiar with his wife.

The questioner said she agreed with the sentiment that "behind every man there is a good woman", but added: "I think she needs to be behind you, not all over you."

According to The Age and the Courier Mail, Newman was also asked if he was "delusional or incompetent" for not planning for the loss of the Ashgrove seat.

Queensland Premier Anna Bligh was confronted on allegations of pursuing dirty campaign tactics, which include Labor party advertisement suggesting Newman was involved in inappropriate business interests

Bligh said she believed "there are serious questions to answer".


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