Long to reign over us? The Stanhope legacy?

johnboy 27 May 2009 8

Last night’s WIN news had Our Brave Leader announcing how much he’s enjoying his time as Chief Minister and suggesting he’d quite like to keep doing the job for a very long time.

It then had astonishing video of the ACT ALP branch secretary Bill Redpath suggesting that the party was not yet locked into the idea of another Stanhope lead campaign.

The Liberals’ Brendan Smyth has leapt onto this like a fat child on a donut, bringing us Redpath’s curious quote:

“We heard Mr Stanhope say he will stick around to the next election and the one after that. But over recent months we have seen a growing number of fractures between the lay Labor party and the Chief Minister, confrontations with the Greens and obvious conflict with his caucus colleagues,” Mr Smyth said.

“In fact, when it was put to the ACT ALP branch secretary Bill Redpath that Mr Stanhope intended to stay as the Chief Minister well past the next election, Mr Redpath said:

    ‘That’s a long way down the track and we’ll have to discuss it ’ (WIN News 5/5/09)

“Even the ACT Branch Secretary is qualifying Mr Stanhope’s position as Chief Minister.

“We have also seen ruptures within caucus with obvious hostilities between the right and left factions of the party. With Ms Gallagher the anointed successor, the other agitated members of the Labor right realise their opportunity to climb the political ladder over the top of their colleagues may be lost.

Perhaps with this weighing on his mind the Chiefly one has this morning announced he’s pushing for a park “in Bonython West in-between Pine Island Road and Don Dunstan Drive to be named after the late Trevor Kaine, former Liberal Chief Minister. It’s to be called “Trevor Kaine Community Park”.

(Trevor might not be thrilled to be wedged in with Don Dunstan)

If a short term minority Chief Minister can warrant a park then surely something much grander will be required for a mighty titan of successive terms and a majority government?

An arboretum perhaps?

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8 Responses to Long to reign over us? The Stanhope legacy?
YapYapYap YapYapYap 10:22 pm 27 May 09

One successive term?

flynnite flynnite 10:13 pm 27 May 09

Thumper said :

Gaol, my friend 😉

true, sorry LOL.

barking toad barking toad 8:37 pm 27 May 09

No, the motel name is reserved for the crim.

Just need to relocate the statue.

Thumper Thumper 8:17 pm 27 May 09

Gaol, my friend 😉

flynnite flynnite 8:09 pm 27 May 09

Rename the Goal after Mr Stanhope, after all he closed all those schools and built a Goal

Can’t get better than that.

Stanhopeless Prison has a nice ring to it.

barking toad barking toad 6:49 pm 27 May 09

Even Billy realises what a dunce the mayor is.

Th legal laddies aren’t too impressed with the mayor’s efforts to create a new position for a judge even though the cost would be minimal compared to his tree monument.

p1 p1 1:04 pm 27 May 09

I’d be happy to visit the arboretum, so long as it is named after the LATE Mr Stanhope…

chewy14 chewy14 12:36 pm 27 May 09

They should rename the sewage treatment plant.

Stanhopia: where you really can polish a turd.

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