Watching WIN news tonight Jon Stanhope appeared on nearly every story. It was like reliving the glory days of Kate Carnell – except he lacked the red jacket, and wasn’t actually getting active (wearing red noses, riding horses, cutting ribbons etc).
In four separate news items Jon commented on Gay Partnership Legislation, ACT Govt fees on House Purchases in Canberra, Numbers of Apprentices in Canberra and some new Training Centre in Canberra – actually he did unveil a plaque for that one. It seems WIN news can fill their whole show by going to talk to Jon about the five or so issues of the day, then getting out a bit of file footage of house construction etc.
I think Jon needs to hand over a few portfolios to others to speak about, or WIN should rename their news hour – ‘chatting with the Chief Minister’.