Brendan has been quick off the mark to get stuck into our beloved comrade.
I especially like this gem;
“What Jon Stanhope is doing is punishing ACT public servants for his failings to manage the ACT Budget properly.”
ABC article here.
Brendan was handed the CM on a plate after the bushfires but he failed to grasp the opportunity and somehow let Stanhope weasel his way out of all responsibility.
This is a perfect opportunity for him to really get stuck in. However, one of the problems in this town is that the media seem slightly reticent to comment upon what the opposition says and are more than likely to take the Stanhope view.
Brendan has a big opportunity here. He has to use that but its difficult with the cattrle at his disposal.
First strong comment from Brendan I can recall for a while that actually hurts the mayor. He needs to follow it through with some sound alternatives to what the mayor proposes.
The state of the ACT treasury will be a big issue leading up to the next election and punishing the public servants by cutting super etc won’t be popular. Some of the kiddies might vote for Brendan.
Is Canberra's signature dish: