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Vic Adams falls on his sword after Lundygate

By johnboy - 13 March 2009 43

The ABC reports that local Labor Senator Kate Lundy has had to accept the resignation of her media adviser Vic Adams after he was found to be writing letters to the editor without disclosing his affiliation.

This follows our Liberal Senator, Gary Humphries, raising the issue.

Expect a vengeful Lundy faction to dig up a Liberal staffer engaging in the same behaviour as payback real soon now.

UPDATE: Senator Humphries’ office has made this statement to RiotACT:

    Senator Humphries did not in fact raise the issue; but responded to a Journalist’s queries yesterday afternoon.

    I understand that the Canberra Times journalist stumbled on the letter which was published in the Canberra Times last week and made the connection.

    Senator Humphries, nor his staff had anything to do with the information being published or in passing the information to anybody; despite Senator Lundy’s claims on ABC Radio this morning.

One suspects those assurances will not still the wrath of Kate. Letter writing Liberals will be holding their breath waiting to see which of them cops the payback.

(On the other hand, given the state of Kate’s website, maybe her vengeance isn’t to be feared so much.)

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betterdeadthanzed 9:13 pm 18 Mar 09

Holden Caulfield is right again about deceptive advertising. Lucky for Humphries that the ACCC won’t come knocking. Anyway, didn’t Vic Adams claim Kate Lundy shared his opinions? That’s worth a sacking.

Holden Caulfield 2:09 pm 16 Mar 09

jakez said :

As for the rest of it, I think you would have to look at it closely to invent the conspiracy theory type analysis you have of the brochure. I didn’t study the brochure in detail at the time and I didn’t when you linked it, and I still came to the conclusion I came to above.

Yes, but, unless I’m mistaken you have a connection to the Liberal Party, so what other conclusion should we expect you to come to? I’m sure you remember the controversy this leaflet caused and if it wasn’t for Jackie Kelly’s even bigger brochure balls up around the same time I dare say, locally at least, that Humphries would have been put under greater scrutiny.

A simple question, if the brochure was not a deliberate attempt to deceive, why was there no Liberal Party logo on the brochure?

johnboy 1:53 pm 16 Mar 09

The problem jakez, is that staffers have much more time than productive members of the community to engage in letter writing.

Unless they’re disclosing where all that time and animus comes from then the human beings in society will never get word in edgewise.

Which might be a desired outcome for staffers and their masters, but perhaps less so for the rest of us.

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