Friday, September 24, 2004

Council election stunts

Councillor Denis O'Rourke has named the candidate that has name suppression over a private prosecution for murder. Since Denis is on the verge of being kicked out due to the massive reduction in council seats and his own personal unpopularity, is he naming the candidate only as a matter of principle? Or is he trying to kinghit a competitor that might take his council seat? A quick perusual of the list of candidates for the Hagley-Ferrymead Ward reveals a name of a well-known person with a history of antagonism not only to O'Rourke, but also to the mayor Gary Moore who has also called for the candidate to either come clean or name himself. Matters were so bad between the two that during his first term, Gary called the candidate a "wanker" during a council meeting.