Re: Not too quick on the uptake
Pretty sure they understood perfectly, and didn't want to share in the blame.
It's a no-win question. Whatever answer you come up with, one side or another is just waiting to shovel manure on your head and paint you forever as a dupe or stooge of $INSERT_BOGEYFIGURE_HERE. Any sane politician learns quickly how to recognise questions like that, and avoids them like the turd sandwiches they are.
As AG, Roxon couldn't avoid it, so naturally she was anxious to share the blame as widely as possible. Unfortunately for her, she failed to dress it up as something more attractive.