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Who do you trust? A politician? Or a Coroner?

By johnboy - 19 December 2006 22

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Who do you trust? A politician? Or a Coroner?
Thumper 2:32 pm 20 Dec 06

You mean,

Ma ma ma ma ma maa Corona….

terubo 2:29 pm 20 Dec 06

I trust a Corona most of all.

snahon 1:23 pm 20 Dec 06

I’d trust a coroner more any day of the week. My particular issue with politicians is the concept of core and non-core promises. Forgive my old fashioned views but a promise is a promise. Promises are usually backed with some knowledge of what you can and can’t do. So when a politician turns around and says oh we can’t can’t do that, it was after all a non-core promise it really p’s me off. I then wonder what, if any, of what a politican says is actually believeable.

Special G 1:09 pm 20 Dec 06

Politicians are kind of like pestilence.

Al 12:34 pm 20 Dec 06

I think George Gregan was probably to blame…but God will do – esp for bindis.

S4anta 10:04 am 20 Dec 06

I think the person really at blame here is god. Without the lightning none of this debarcle would have occurred. Plus we can blame him for pestilence, bindi-eyes and midgets who walk with a limp.

Maelinar 9:32 am 20 Dec 06

Tagline:
Maria Doogan is a very nice, learned and honest lady. Standope is a lying maggot. – comparison by vg December, 2006

vg 9:11 am 20 Dec 06

Maria Doogan is a very nice, learned and honest lady. Standope is a lying maggot. Doogan is ahead by miles in my book. She is one of the few members of the judiciary in this town that get my respect

Thumper 8:19 am 20 Dec 06

The latter. One gets elected to a position on promises, the other has to work and study to reach their position.

Ironic that Stanhope said ‘blame me’, and now that someone has, he simply dismisses it.

I think Doogan has done an excellent job under very trying circumstances as there is no doubt Stanhope has tried to nobble this report every step of the way, no matter how much he insists that he ‘welcomes’ it.

blingblingbears 8:15 am 20 Dec 06

never trust a pollie!!

Maelinar 7:52 am 20 Dec 06

Coroner. They got their job by the merits of their experience and qualifications. There is no CIT course in Politicianship. They are also accountable for their actions, Politicians are merely accountable to their constituency at the next election.

Cameron 1:13 am 20 Dec 06

Can anyone fill me in on an agenda that the coroner might have that might influence their report? It was clear that Doogan had taken exception to the litigation against her and the delays that it caused. She even went so far as to include pictures of the rally in support of her (or against the litigation) in the report. That was really, from my point of view anyway, the only personal agenda that seemed to be present in the report.

I tuned in to the whole Doogan as Coroner on the 2003 Fires thing a little late, so did I miss her agenda?

We all know that the politicians have an agenda – get reelected.

The public servants also have an agenda – keep their job, or protect the job that they did.

johnboy 11:09 pm 19 Dec 06

Fine, and your answer is?

Or perhaps I could say that I dislike some things the courts do but still trust judges more than I do any professional politician?

Did anyone say courts were always spot on? I just asked who people have more trust in.

So there’s really no contradiction at all and I begin to wonder about the motivations of our newest commenter?

OneVoice 11:05 pm 19 Dec 06

If this question goes to trust in the courts, and it does, will those who follow this post reconsider their views on the adaquacy of the courts’ record on, for eg, sentencing? Can’t have it both ways; courts are either spot on, or not.

Pandy 10:03 pm 19 Dec 06

I trust my dog

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