We’ve been working on a post defending a nazi,* so we may as well warm up with a try on Tudge.**
The first thing to say is that Tudge is an asshole. As we wrote on another occasion, Tudge is a nasty, down-punching, vindictive, glass-jawed, born to rule shithead. He should have ceased to have been a Minister long, long ago. But, for the life of us, we cannot yet see the business between Tudge and Miller as more than the messy aftermath of an ill-advised and tangled but consensual affair between high-intensity adults, between a powerful boss and their hardly-powerless underling.
If you are a boss and have an affair with an underling, you own it. If you are an underling and have an affair with a boss, you own it. Beyond that, we don’t see that either Tudge or Miller have behaved well, but at the moment we don’t see how it is anybody else’s business, other than their families’. Below is the video of the press conference that Miller gave yesterday. Feel free to tell us where we’re wrong.
*) Seriously. Sort of.
**) Seriously. Sort of.