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Katy will be Chief.

By johnboy - 11 September 2008 25

CityNews brings word of a Kirribilli style agreement between Jon Stanhope and Katy Gallagher.

    Katy Gallagher will be the next Chief Minister of the ACT, according to an understanding she has with Jon Stanhope.

    “Jon is very good to work for and he has been clear to me that he wants me to be the next chief minister of the ACT and that’s the grounds we operate on, that – as deputy – that’s where I intend to go,” the Deputy Chief Minister told “CityNews”.

I’m sure she meant to say something about it being subject to the will of the voters.

Mr Stanhope however would appear to have no plans to go anywhere soon. (Also subject to the voters one hopes).

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Katy will be Chief.
Thumper 1:47 pm 11 Sep 08

Didn’t John Howard make a similar promise to someone….mmmm let me see who was that again?? Ah yes the scorned former Federal Treasurer who is now seeing fit to air his dirty laundary ina book.

And your point is.. what?

MrMagoo 1:43 pm 11 Sep 08

Didn’t John Howard make a similar promise to someone….mmmm let me see who was that again?? Ah yes the scorned former Federal Treasurer who is now seeing fit to air his dirty laundary ina book.

whistle 1:04 pm 11 Sep 08

It has been eight years actually – but if he is re-elected and does a full term as he has confirmed this week – then he will be in for at least 12 years. Imagine how big his head will be after 12 years when his ego is busting at the seams after 8 years.

Gungahlin Al 1:02 pm 11 Sep 08

Yup – what they said.

And he’s the one who’s demonstrated a preparedness to listen, and then act on what he hears.

If I were on the cross benches, Andrew would be my nomination for CM.
(And I’d want the Planning and Environment portfolio!)
🙂

scootergal 1:01 pm 11 Sep 08

Just as long as Corbell doesn’t get a look in…ever.

Mr Evil 12:59 pm 11 Sep 08

Aurelius said :

Mr Evil, How hard can being CM be? Stanhope’s done it for ten years!

Geez, has it been that long? Time just wizzes by when you’re having fun….. 🙂

Jonathon Reynolds 12:56 pm 11 Sep 08

Would that actually be a promotion going from the “Minister Never Responsible” to the dizzy heights of “Chief Minister Never Responsible” … Net increase in accountability, effectiveness and responsibility = NIL.

If I had to pick a preferred next Chief Minister out of the current Labor MLAs I prefer to see Barr get the job. As Whistle and Thumper have both indicated, at least Barr is willing to do (or be lumbered with) the hard yards.

Thumper 12:41 pm 11 Sep 08

If I were Andrew Barr i’d be pretty p*ssed off.

Of all the two bit pollies we have in this town he is one who can hold his head up, even after Sonic gave him a poison chalice, which incidentally Katie ran away from previously.

Aurelius 12:32 pm 11 Sep 08

Mr Evil, How hard can being CM be? Stanhope’s done it for ten years!

whistle 12:31 pm 11 Sep 08

Katy’s announcement that she is the chosen one is really a shot across the bows of Barr.

Her accession to the leadership is not a given and will depend on the factional aliegance of MLAs elected in October.

Andrew Barr has had to do a lot of the heavy lifting this term while Katy has declaimed responsibility for all the messes she leaves in her wake. I understand Stanhope’s approach though. There is logic in nominating one MP to ride the elephant and wallow in the glory and nominating another MP to push the clean-up cart.

Mr Evil 12:27 pm 11 Sep 08

Pity her abilities aren’t as good as her ambition.

Even Reba Meagher makes her look bloody useless!

G-Fresh 11:55 am 11 Sep 08

eugh

ns 11:53 am 11 Sep 08

Oh please!

It doesn’t matter what understanding she may have with Jon. He won’t be around and it will be the MLAs making this decision on factional lines.

Aurelius 11:52 am 11 Sep 08

This sounds simply like an agreement between the two that he’d mentor her to make her his successor. She’s got ambitions. And he’s encouraging her. Happens in organisations all over the place. Nothing shocking in that.

LG 11:46 am 11 Sep 08

Surely it doesn’t matter what ‘agreement’ there is, since the decision will be made by MLAs / factions.

The other way to read her comments is that (by common sense) you wouldn’t be Deputy unless you actually wanted to lead some day. Unlike Macklin under Beazley.

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