Mulcahy not a naughty boy after all

Joe Canberran 5 February 2008 30


ABC Online
is reporting that ex-Liberal now Independent MLA Richard Mulcahy has been found by the AHA (Aust. Hotel Association) not to have been a naughty boy after all. No surprise that he is now saying that this confirms that the whole nasty mess was a plot by his political enemies.

For those interested Riot’s full history of Mulcahy’s career can be found here but the hits are his benching by the libs, the immediate fall-out and his attempts to gag the-riotact


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CanberraGreen CanberraGreen 3:09 pm 08 Feb 08

‘any know what’s happening with troy williams’

maybe he saw the light and has decided against running.

Androyd Androyd 6:28 pm 06 Feb 08

Re Elvis’s “I met him and he seems a decent bloke” – most pollies make an effort in meeting people to present themselves as interested and decent. It’s rare to find ones who don’t try to present in person as personable and friendly. (Well, OK there’s Steve Pratt, but there’s always an exception!) Hence doorknocking, stalking RiotACT etc so they can give a personal touch to people which might be remembered on polling day. I’ve met lots of pollies who pass the “he seem’s OK based on a personal chat” basis, but I tend to form my judgement and political view based more on how they and their parties present in a policy sense, and/or how their own ethical behaviour presents. On that basis I continue to have some reservations over Mr Mulcahy.

Crikey Crikey 3:39 pm 06 Feb 08

“So this time I will type slowly so hopefully you’ll understand.”……no prizes for coming second Ingeegoodbee.

And I can see that your “life is wonderful” as you are such a little ray of sunshine.

Skidbladnir Skidbladnir 2:35 pm 06 Feb 08

He’ll turn the wine into water and then piss off with the funding.

Mr Evil Mr Evil 2:31 pm 06 Feb 08

I want to see him turn water into wine!

Thumper Thumper 12:27 pm 06 Feb 08

Maybe he’s the messiah, and not a naughty boy?

Mr Evil Mr Evil 11:26 am 06 Feb 08

Sorry seems to be the hardest word. 🙂

Thumper Thumper 10:50 am 06 Feb 08

Kevin07 will say sorry….

Mr Evil Mr Evil 10:23 am 06 Feb 08

I must admit I did feel a bit sorry for him when he was on the news last night giving his press conference: he did look like all this had really gotten to him, especially when he said that Zed had been to his house and met his family, but wouldn’t say sorry to him now.

Still, maybe he should either quit politics, or use this as a chance to redeem himself in the eyes of the electorate?

Ingeegoodbee Ingeegoodbee 10:17 am 06 Feb 08

Crikey you miss the point once again. So this time I will type slowly so hopefully you’ll understand. I don’t give a rats bum whether Richard Mulcahy ended up leading the ACT Liberals or not – I just wish someone (anyone) would take the fight up to StanDope and his pinko cohorts. Mulcahy’s dummy spit was indefensible regardless of how his colleagues treated him – his handling of that tension established his unfitness to lead – so now he’s irrelevant and a waste of valuable opposition space that could be better applied to sticking the boot into the melon heads. An as far as being a threat to the likes of Brendan Smyth- mate I’ve seen potted plants that would be a threat to Brendan Smyth.

And Crikey, thanks for your concern, but if you must know my life is wonderful.

Crikey Crikey 9:17 am 06 Feb 08

Ingeegoodbee you miss the point once again. So this time I will type slowly so hopefully you’ll understand. I don’t “support” Richard Mulcahy and I am certainly not defending his “dummy-spit” as it has been put BUT I think it is a disgrace how his own party undermined him because he was a threat to the likes of Brendan Smyth etc.

And Ingeegoodbee, I am sorry that the world has been so cruel to you 🙂

Elvis Las Canberras Elvis Las Canberras 11:01 pm 05 Feb 08

I met him many years ago at the Hippo and also saw him again at the Durham – Both good pubs and again he seemed like a decent bloke, on the other hand I probably would have formed a differing opinion if I met him swilling cans of Beam at the Chisholm or at the Swinging Arms hotel round the corner there in Kingston!

Ingeegoodbee Ingeegoodbee 10:08 pm 05 Feb 08

Nice in principle Elvis, but my views are drawn from knowing the guy quite well too. I’ll stand by my character assessment thanks very much.

Elvis Las Canberras Elvis Las Canberras 9:20 pm 05 Feb 08

Interesting comments from all on this one – I met Mulcahy and he is a fairly decent bloke. Its a pity realy that the world of politics rears negative critics who pass judgement without getting more than a headline out of a toytown rag such as the CT to go by.

Go over the Legislative Assembly and look the bloke up and then you may form a view based on fact not the ramblings of a paper that aint cutting edge.

Mælinar Mælinar 2:46 pm 05 Feb 08

Heh – I see you have taken me very literally. I agree that they would require water assistance to fight their way out of a paper bag let alone do something actually useworthy, so made the auto-presumption that it was brought to them on a plate.

Skidbladnir Skidbladnir 2:44 pm 05 Feb 08

Personally, I don’t actually think they sourced the information themselves, but had it brought to them.
The ACT Libs who can neither organise a piss-up at a brewery or effectively scrutinise Stanhope don’t seem to be up to tasking a dirt unit.

Mælinar Mælinar 2:39 pm 05 Feb 08

@Skidbladnir – I’m not talking wisdom intelligence, I’m talking about secret information intelligence

Skidbladnir Skidbladnir 2:36 pm 05 Feb 08

“Acting on their own intelligence“?
We are talking about the current sitting ACT Liberals, yes?

Offtopic, anyone know whats happeneing with Troy Williams?
His webpage root directory now directs us to the liberals page about his Federal candidacy and has a picture of JWH smiling at us.

Mælinar Mælinar 2:30 pm 05 Feb 08

Being found not guilty doesn’t necessarily absolve you of any naughty little actions that may have gone unnoticed by the court process either.

Perhaps the Libs may have been acting on their own intelligence.

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