The Chiefly Stanhope was on 666 this morning placating the nutters and wierdos who call in.
When an SMS was put to him asking about the Redpath affair he got a little bit weird making strange accusations about the grubby little party hacks who try and pollute public forums with their lines (you know who you are).
Eventually though he was willing to offer a judgment on Katy Gallagher’s leadership ambitions:
- Samantha Maiden: And what about Katy Gallagher, leadership material?
Jon Stanhope: Absolutely, Katy Gallagher I have absolutely no doubt will be the Chief Minister of the ACT one day and I would imagine she would be Chief Minister for three or four terms.
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So, if Mr Stanhope goes to the 2012 poll and then hands over he’s anticipating un-interrupted one party rule through to 2028?
There I was thinking we had people called voters who had some say in the matter but that’s obviously naive.
I don’t imagine Andrew Barr will be well pleased either to wait two more decades before getting a go in the big seat.
For those who want to listen we’ve posted a recording of the exchange.