ABC TV News have just reported that our Chief Minister has finally accepted the resignation of his adviser Aidan Bruford.
I can’t say I take much joy from this. I’m just immensely saddened that our Chief Minister thought this was something he was above, something that he could, or even should, try to brazen out.
Having been caught doing something stupid, it’s a tragedy Aidan Bruford has been forced to attempt to resign three times and go through this extended ridicule, because of his boss’s arrogance.
ABC Online have the story here.
[ED – The Canberra Times has more here. Zed Seselja is making the point that the vast majority of youth are not public vandals so the youth argument on this is unfair to young people throughout the city (not to mention a bizarre defence for an adviser to a Chief Minister)]
[ED – ABC Online is now reporting that the Chief Minister thinks “the community” has a double standard on this issue.]
[ED – Mr Stanhope has now put out a media release, complete with Aidan’s letter of resignation.]