Life of a Modern Politician: Bill Shorten has lost part of himself

Life of a Modern Politician: Bill Shorten has lost part of himself, by Sam Dastyari.

Australia’s next PM

Bill Shorten lives in a straitjacket. No swearing. No boozing. No laughing at off jokes. You burnt my coffee? Well thank you for trying your best. You want a photo? Why of course… I would much rather hear your anecdote than spend time with my daughter. Most of us like to think that we are on our best behaviour all of the time. But in truth, we all have our off days. Since becoming Labor leader five years ago, Bill has not been allowed to have a single one.

A bit like modern Australian cricketers, optimized products of a factory.