Len Brown continues to massage his public perception issues by constantly claiming, erroneously, that the vast majority of the people of Auckland wahim to get on with his job.
What he doesn’t understand is that the vast majority of Aucklanders didn’t vote for him….and now don;t want him.
He is a creepy, sneaky, little ratbag that most people don’t want a bar of.
Ask anyone who goes to functions that Len Brown is also at and they will tell you of a man that stands alone shuffling around looking for someone to talk to. He is shunned and he knows it, but his narcissism means he will continue to inflict himself on the people of Auckland.
Even his claims of his happy reconciliation with Shan Inglis are a fantasy despite the photo opportunities.
Auckland mayor Len Brown believes he has won back the support of the public and his fellow councillors following last years revelations and subsequent furore over an extramarital affair.
Brown has faced repeated protests and calls for his resignation as a result of the affair with Bevan Chuang and he was roundly booed when he spoke at the recent Auckland Nines tournament earlier this year.
In spite of the public pressure he has steadfastly refused to resign and told TVNZ’s Q and A this morning that believes he is back on track.
“Most people are over it and they want me to get on with the job and that’s what I’m doing,” he said.
He said he spent a lot of time in the community and the recent feedback, especially since the start of the year, had been “Len get on with the job”.
“So one, yes I am totally over that, and on with the job, and secondly the community wants to see our city continuing to flourish as it has been over the last six months.”
He also believed his fellow councillors were getting behind him.
Only because they are as venal as him…or too gutless to challenge the creepy little man.
Brown said the scandal had not diminished his enthusiasm for the role.
“Despite the challenges, I’m absolutely loving it [the job] and that conviction and that commitment is there as much as it was the first day that I stepped into that office three-and-a-half years ago.”
He also denied he was shirking public appearances.
“I’m everywhere I need to be, I can’t be at everything. I get 80 or 90 invites a week. I share those invites around our councillors, local board chairs. I’m out there, I’m in the face of the public of Auckland and I’m on the streets. Â They see me there they come up, they give me their view. Â Sometimes it’s not positive.”
Yes you are in our face, and it isn;t a good look.
But hey, Len Brown can go on deluding himself…wait until he stands again, or gets caught again in the back of a slapper…then see how he gets on.