Our Brave Leader has announced that he’s named Jack Waterford the Canberran of the Year for being so gosh darn iconic (and quite supportive of the Chief Minister we might ad).
Chief Minister Jon Stanhope presented Mr Waterford for the award in recognition of his services to local journalism â€” particularly in the areas of politics, public administration and the law â€” and to the community.
â€œMr Waterford has informed this community â€” not to mention dissecting and analysing it â€” for many decades, as a reporter, editor, columnist and leader-writer for this cityâ€™s daily newspaper,â€ Mr Stanhope said today. â€œHe is a household name, whose contacts and connections span political, religious and social divides.
Jealousy? Of course not, I was Canberran of the Year in 2003 when Mr. Stanhope forever cheapened the award by giving it to all of us (still waiting for the certificate Jon).