Vertebrates respect other vertebrates. Invertebrates respect other invertebrates. But I’m not going to talk to an invertebrate, let alone respect one. That is happening with South Australian Attorney General John Rau as he has lost his spine. He has recently stated regarding an R18+ rating on video games in Australia that he “can neither support nor wisely argue against a position if I am not aware of the relevant factors.” Clearly he has no spine.
The worst part of this entire situation is that prior to his taking the position Rau’s response to making an R18+ rating was that it was “just common sense to introduce”. Somewhere between his campaigning to his taking the office he left his spine behind.
Poor spine, it will be missed.