At the risk of invoking Godwin’s Law the ACT Government often resembles the last days of the Reich.
Down in the bunker formations assumed to be 10,000 men strong were grandly pushed around on the map with the supreme confidence that out in the real world matters would resemble what was on the chart table.
In reality 200 old men and young boys would shuffle into position to try and oppose a soviet tank army.
In a similar vein the ABC brings word of trouble at the the Molonglo development of the new suburbs of Wright and Coomb where something of the order of 100,000 tonnes of asbestos contaminated soil has been discovered rather late in the day.
Chief Minister Jon Stanhope wants answers on how the dump went undetected.
“I would not have agreed to this project, the Cabinet would certainly not have approved the project if it had come to us as say a $37, $38, $40 million job,” he said.
The project’s major feature is the North Weston pond, designed to help with stormwater retention.
But that is now in jeopardy.
The downside of being in power for a decade is that everything is either your fault, or the fault of failed agencies that could have been fixed over that decade.