‘Are you blushing?’ Hilarious moment Jacqui Lambie’s brazen sex confession left Karl Stefanovic red-faced on live TV as they discussed Canberra’s ‘bonk ban’
- Senator Jacqui Lambie said she ‘can’t even get to first base’ on The Today Show
- First base is a baseball metaphor that refers to kissing, mainly French kissing
- Karl Stefanovic burst into laughter because of the unexpected admission
- Ms Lambie said it’s ‘absurd’ a bonking ban is needed since its just common sense
- Ex-PM Malcolm Turnbull made the ‘bonk ban’, with Labor recently following suit
Senator Jacqui Lambie has revealed she ‘can’t even get to first base’ during a discussion about the Coalition’s ‘bonk ban’ with Today show host Karl Stefanovic.
The Tasmanian Independent discussed the ban on sex with TV presenter Karl Stefanovic and radio host Chris Smith on The Today Show on Thursday morning.
Stefanovic asked Ms Lambie ‘if there is a power imbalance with women in Canberra’ and if she had observed that during her time in politics.
Tasmanian Senator Jacqui Lambie (left) hilariously revealed she ‘can’t even get to first base’ while discussing the ‘bonk ban’ with TV presenter Karl Stefanovic (centre) and radio host Chris Smith (right) on The Today Show on Thursday morning
‘I don’t see any evidence of it up here, I’ll be honest, but I don’t belong to those major parties. We just sort of keep to ourselves and get on with it and use our time productively,’ Ms Lambie replied.
‘I don’t have time for bonking and I’ve made it quite clear in the past I can’t even get to first base, Karl, let’s be honest!’
Stefanovic burst into laughter and covered his blushing face with his hands.
Stefanovic burst out into laughter and covered his blushing face with his hands
Radio host Chris Smith then asked Ms Lambie: ‘Have you ever been propositioned in the national parliament?’
‘I can’t say I have and I’m starting to get a real conscience about that. What is wrong with me?’ Ms Lambie joked.
Still laughing, Stefanovic said: ‘Can’t get to first base! Oh, my god! You are a legend. That’s the last thing I thought was going to come out of your mouth this morning.’
‘Are you blushing Karl?’ Ms Lambie asked.
‘I’m blushing a little bit. Every time someone says bonk too, Ally (Langdon) goes (laughing noises),’ Stefanovic said.
Ms Lambie also joked she was getting a ‘real conscience’ about not being propositioned in parliament. ‘What is wrong with me?’ She said
Ms Lambie’s reference to ‘first base’ is part of a collection of sexual baseball metaphors used to describe levels of intimacy.
‘First base’ refers to mouth-to-mouth kissing, especially direct tongue contact like French kissing.
Ms Lambie’s failure to get to first base is known as a ‘strikeout’, which is a complete absence of any form of foreplay or other sexual activity.
Ms Lambie’s hilarious admission comes after a serious discussion of Canberra’s ‘bonk ban’, which was introduced by former Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull in 2018.
Ms Lambie’s (pictured) hilarious admission comes after a serious discussion of Canberra’s ‘bonk ban’, which was introduced by former PM Malcolm Turnbull in 2018
‘I find it absurd at our age we have a bonking ban. I thought that would be commonsense in any workplace,’ Ms Lambie said.
‘You know, it gets really untidy when the boss is sleeping with somebody and it doesn’t matter whether it’s in parliament or elsewhere.
‘And I think – you know the effect then it has on families and things like that. I would have thought having a bonking ban at our age.. I would have thought that will be common sense.’
Population Minister Alan Tudge had an affair in 2017 with former Coalition media adviser Rachelle Miller. The two are pictured together at the mid-winter ball in 2017
A documentary by ABC’s Four Corners on Monday night revealed Liberal MP Alan Tudge had an affair with his former media adviser Rachelle Miller in 2017.
Ms Miller also claimed she saw Attorney-General Christian Porter – who at the time was the social services minister – getting close with a ‘young woman’ at Canberra’s Public Bar in 2017.
This prompted Mr Turnbull to introduce a ‘bonk ban’ in 2018, which Labor Leader Anthony Albanese said his party would also follow on Wednesday this week.
‘Under the Labor Party I lead, the same standard applies that was put in place by Malcolm Turnbull,’ he told The Australian Financial Review.
‘Women should feel safe in workplaces.’