The Chief Minister has derived uncommon satisfaction from his latest media release pertaining to Steve Pratt’s crusade against unpalatable political signage oddly conflated with graffiti.
“The ACT Government will ask the police to investigate whether Opposition MLA Steve Pratt committed a criminal offence when he allegedly destroyed a mural in Woden last weekend.
Chief Minister Jon Stanhope said today he had asked the Minister for Territory and Municipal Services to refer the matter to the police after it emerged that an artwork allegedly destroyed by Mr Pratt in the course of a political stunt was a legal artwork that had been commissioned and funded by a local sporting club and painted by a recognised local artist.
UPDATED: News Limited is on the story and have a picture.
ANOTHER UPDATE: A lot more media outlets are covering this Steve hasn’t had press like this since he was being held by the Serbs.
MORE: Prattles even made it onto TSSH.
FINALLY: Days late and dollars short the Canberra Times has come to the party they do bring the happy news that Steve is offering a cheapo trophy to Disc ACT rather than the $3,000 dollars worth of mural painted by “Dan The Man”. The discers remain un-mollified. Steve as the ultimate arbiter of public taste has ear-makred some more of their work for deletion.
SURELY THERE CAN’T BE MUCH MORE: Deb Foskey has put out a nasty media release asking Steve some unpleasant questions.