"If you knew who I was, you would be surprised." When Ian Macdonald allegedly said this to an Asian sex worker in a Sydney hotel room in 2009, he could not have imagined that his words would end up in a corruption inquiry.

It is a mark of Macdonald's self-delusion that the 60-year-old party hack could possibly have imagined that the 34-year-old Tiffanie would have known (or cared) that he was, in fact, the NSW Minister for Energy.