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Jon Stanhope – Rainmaker?

By johnboy 24 September 2008 45

[First filed: September 23, 2008 @ 11:15]

I’ve been picking up for a while now that there is an unprecedented level of personal animosity to Jon Stanhope out there in voter land. That is to say never has a Chief Minister facing election managed to rile up such large swathes of the electorate.

With Labor matching any promise the tories make (and the ideological differences between the two being imperceptible on outcomes) I strongly suspect this is driving the cult of personality campaign the Liberals are running.

They’re sensing that in a personality contest they’ll come out on top.

So now I’m interested, dear reader, in finding out what you’re feeling towards Mr. Stanhope at the moment.

Yes the shills and spivs from the parties are going to make some noise here, but what do the rest of you think?

In my own mind Jon Stanhope is...

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Granny 8:59 pm 24 Sep 08

coop said :

… I promised myself I wouldn’t get on to the Gungahlin Drive issue but, stuff it! How did we let him get away with that yarn about not being able to duplicate while it was being built….?

He had a majority, so he did as he liked. How could we not let him get away with it?

coop 8:24 pm 24 Sep 08

I’ll save the fire comment to last… but let me just remember for a moment the handkerchief sized blocks of land being released for excessive prices, the signs that appeared on every piece of parkland and green space advising us of ‘proposed development’, the ludicrous health system, the school closures, the debacle of the drought and water restrictions and how the cost of providing our water went through the roof (will they come back down when the dams are full again?), the condition of our roads where its no longer where are the potholes but where is the road, I promised myself I wouldn’t get on to the Gungahlin Drive issue but, stuff it! How did we let him get away with that yarn about not being able to duplicate while it was being built….? “Hey, watch me pull a rabbit out of my Rocky!” All part of the Stanhopeless circus and all while he was at the helm.
Then there’s the fires…let me just say there’s an old Australian saying about how you wouldn’t put him out if he was on fire….well I wouldn’t.

deezagood 8:26 am 24 Sep 08

I have a lot of time and respect for Steve Pratt; he actually does genuinely give a crap about his community and will stand up for that community even when not necessarily politically astute to do so. He is also one of the nicest blokes you could meet. He certainly isn’t suave and polished in that typical politican way, but his heart is in the right place. I wasn’t referring to Zed’s ethics as a ‘Christian’ – I have no interest in taking a dose of religion with my politics. I like his values/ethics regarding the well being of Canberrans.

PM 3:03 am 24 Sep 08

Eyeball: methinks she… well, you all know the rest. Protesting etc.

Al Grassby was a philandering crook – ask his poor wife – now get over it.

peter@home 12:35 am 24 Sep 08

shame the poll didn’t have an option for “an oxygen bandit”

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