You know the right wing knives are out when the NZ Herald are publishing editorials demanding a Mayor they’ve never liked stand down…
Tomorrow, Auckland councillors will not only formally censure Mr Brown but begin a process designed to clip the wings of the mayoral office. If that happens, the Super City may no longer have a leader with the independent authority to drive things forward. The only means of avoiding that outcome is for Mr Brown to resign. He must go in the interests of Auckland and Aucklanders.
…I’m sorry, but where the hell does the NZ Herald get off judging Brown’s ethics when only yesterday the NZ Herald published a column by Bob Jones where he gleefully gloated about goading a fellow human being into suicide?
A newspaper that publishes snuff columns shouldn’t fire machine guns when in glass houses.
I’m glad Brown will face censure. I don’t care about the phone calls and texts to his girlfriend, I don’t care about the hotel upgrades, but receiving free rooms from Sky City when leadership against their vile little deal with the Government demanded more than hotel freebies as a response.
The need by the right to whip this up into a frenzy is more dubious when the origins of this scandal are so deeply engrained within the right wing attack dog sub-culture of the National Party.
I didn’t vote for Len, but thousands of other Aucklanders did, allowing a moralistic crusade led by a newspaper who publishes snuff columns to decide the fate of the Super City Mayoralty is an absurdity.