Chief Minister’s talkback on 666 is normally a dull collection of whinges getting flat batted back down the pitch.
But Chief Minister Stanhope was back in fine form this morning in his role as the funniest man who ever lived. Alex Sloan also chimed in as straight-person.
Personally I loved his description of the Canberra Capitals as “Canberra’s most successful and significant sporting team”
Then he made clear he’s still in a snit with the Canberra Times by proclaiming “I never miss the City News, first with the news”. CityNews may be much improved in recent times. But “first”? Alex chimed in with “I do read the CityNews, I read it every week”
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And then some sneaky caller slipped in that they’d read about the Telstra Deakin downgrade here on RiotACT.
Alex took an audible intake of breathe that the forbidden website had been mentioned by name, but the CM ignored us with the aplomb to which we’ve become accustomed before finishing with a sneaky “I’ve heard about it in the same way you have”.
In any event, which do you regard as “Canberra’s most successful and significant sporting team”?