History is littered with women brought undone by the actions of men, women who have seen their lives upended when their partners behaved like scoundrels.
But Gladys Berejiklian?
Will she become the third premier of New South Wales whose career is ended by events before the Independent Commission Against Corruption?
It seems likely.
The revelations of Berejiklian’s “close personal relationship” with the former MP for Wagga Daryl Maguire, who is before the commission over allegations of corrupt conduct, have come as a bombshell.
Even more astounding is that the relationship, begun in 2015, continued until August this year. This was after Berejiklian sacked Maguire from the Liberal party, forced him to sit on the crossbench and prevailed on others to get him to resign as the member for Wagga Wagga.
The allegations against Maguire are in the public domain and in substantial detail.
In her press conference on Monday after