The Age’s Canberra Press Gallery hack Tony Wright might have a sore head this morning. At 1AM, Wright was still going on strong at the Grail drinkpit in Canberra, “drunk as a skunk”, perhaps in a solidarity drowning of sorrows gesture with mortgaged to to hilt Fairfax Media big shareholder John B Fairfax whose billion dollar fortune is now not much north of zero due to his substantial debts and the collapsed Fairfax Media share price.
Eye-witnesses reported that it was a sad sight indeed to see Wright drunkenly swaying away, Cascade in hand, while barely able to stand. Reports that there was drool coming from the left side of his mouth must surely be erroneous. Hopefully he’s cleaned himself up today for the last sitting day before a long recess.