The Gungahlin Drive bridge collapse happened on Saturday afternoon.
By Tuesday afternoon, between 4.40pm and 5pm they managed to put their response online (dated 16 August mind you):
“I was shocked to see the images of the bridge collapse. It is a terrible situation and on behalf of the Canberra Liberals, I would like to pass on our thoughts to the workers injured and their families,” Zed said.
“It will obviously take some time for the investigations to take place but it is vital a thorough inquiry from Workcover and the relevant Government authorities is conducted to get to the bottom of how this terrible incident occurred.
Surprisingly no reference to mum or apple pie.
It should be noted however that, failure being an orphan and all, my Stanhope has to date had nothing to say at all, not even a statement of sympathy, for the biggest story of the month, possibly the year involving his portfolio.