Liberals want to know which face to put on the attack ads

By 19 December, 2013 7

The Liberals’ Jeremy Hanson is stirring the pot and demanding to know who he’s running against in 2016 (assuming the lean and hungry Coe doesn’t knife him first):

Chief Minister Katy Gallagher must come clean on whether she intends to stay on in the Territory’s top job, Leader of the Opposition Jeremy Hanson said today.

“Speculation has been spreading that Katy Gallagher will stand down as Chief Minister some time before the 2016 ACT Election. I’m calling on her to be honest with Canberrans and publicly state whether or not she’ll fight in the role at the next poll,” Mr Hanson said.

“Canberrans have a right to know now whether or not Andrew Barr will become the Chief Minister before the term is up. If Katy Gallagher does resign she must explain why she committed to becoming the Chief Minister for four years at the 2012 ACT Election.

“It’s only fair that Canberrans have a reasonable amount of time to see Andrew Barr in action as Chief Minister well before the 2016 poll if Katy Gallagher decides to hand over the reins sometime in the next three years.

“Katy Gallagher needs to state her intentions without delay. If she doesn’t intend to step down she must commit now and put these rumours to rest,” Mr Hanson concluded.

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7 Responses to Liberals want to know which face to put on the attack ads
#1
HiddenDragon11:25 am, 19 Dec 13

I think this has the makings of the world’s longest running Advent Calendar.

#2
MrMagoo3:39 pm, 19 Dec 13

If I was Mr Hanson, I’d be more inclined to make sure I had a front bench and other members assembled that could at least make a plausable alternative government rather than focussing on crystal ball issues. He has yet to establish himself as a Leader that would be the next CM if elected.

#3
c_c™3:52 pm, 19 Dec 13

What a laugh; against Gallagher or Barr we can be certain Hanson will be screwed.

#4
housebound6:56 pm, 19 Dec 13

Whatever the Libs’ shortcomings (and they aren’t lessening with time), perhaps it wouldn’t be so bad to see Andrew Barr with all the unrestrained power of a Chief Minister. It will at least let us all know what we’re in for after the next election, when the ALP get voted back in, again.

On the other hand … please, Katy, please please stay as long as you can.

#5
joingler9:19 pm, 19 Dec 13

housebound said :

Whatever the Libs’ shortcomings (and they aren’t lessening with time), perhaps it wouldn’t be so bad to see Andrew Barr with all the unrestrained power of a Chief Minister. It will at least let us all know what we’re in for after the next election, when the ALP get voted back in, again.

On the other hand … please, Katy, please please stay as long as you can.

+1

She is the only politician, local or federal that I can say I actually like. The only other politician I’ve ever said that about was Tony Windsor.

She is progressive without being radical, is able to communicate effectively with media and the public and is actually competent at her job. Mr. Hanson could learn a lot from her as could. My only gripe is that she seems to suck up to the greens too much but hardly to the same degree as her predecessor.

It’ll be a sad day if/when she leaves politics.

#6
TP 30005:56 am, 20 Dec 13

Because we can’t have an MLA that we vote back in & then for him to go off & play senators with the big boys can we…….

#7
pierce8:26 am, 20 Dec 13

Is this coming from their experience of Zed saying that he was going to lead the opposition for the next four years after the last election?

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