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Monday, August 28, 2006

The Knucklehead of the Day award

Today's winner is the State Premier of New South Wales(Australia) Morris Iemma. He gets the award for the following.

SYDNEY, Australia - Shocked by the number of teens seeking breast implants, Botox injections and nose jobs, the leader of Australia's most populous state has said new laws are needed to make it harder for young people to go under the knife.

The New South Wales state Premier Morris Iemma told the Sunday Telegraph newspaper that the number of people under 18 seeking cosmetic enhancements had recently gotten out of hand.

"It used to be the case that the biggest question parents faced was whether to give their children permission to have their ears pierced," Iemma told the paper.

"Then it was tattoos. But, increasingly, parents are being asked to fund breast implants or a nose job as birthday or graduation gifts," he added.

The report said Iemma plans to introduce new laws requiring teenagers to get a referral from their doctor and undergo counseling before receiving plastic surgery.

Parental consent will also be required, and surgeons will be forced to offer a minimum one-month cooling-off period before conducting any procedure, the report said.
What business is this of Iemma what these teenagers do? Are they breaking a law? No. If they want to spend their money(How many teens really have cash for plastic surgery is beyond me) is their business. That's unless Australia has socialized medicine of course. Then I ask why is government allowing these elective surgeries? Parents and children are making these choices, and the government shouldn't be interfering. Plain and simple.

For having misplaced priorities, State Premier Morris Iemma is today's knucklehead of the day.

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