Bill Ralston is a sensible and wise man.
He writes in the Listener:
I have met blogger Cameron Slater several times and I’m making no smart-arse remarks about him because I have no wish to attract his unwanted attention to the messy shambles of my own confused life. Besides, he’s very large and is heavily armed.
People with dodgy and murky pasts would do well to avoid my attention (Not that I am saying that about Bill, on the contrary I quite like Bill)…poking me with a stick is a guarantee for their lives to be unpacked in lurid detail, especially if they have left a trail of destruction behind them.
His comments about Len Brown’s survivability are probably predicated on his lack of knowledge about what else lurks out there for Len Brown. They are still funny though.
The bloggers and Len’s opponents thought he would promptly resign with embarrassment but Len proved tougher and, I believe, less embarrassed than they imagined. They forgot that a part of Len believes he really is a bad-ass black rapper. You may recall the cringe-making “Da mayor is in da house!” blathering he is prone to indulge in. It finally paid off for him and he fronted up to Whale Oil’s attempted drive-by assassination attempt by letting fire with both barrels of an impressive public relations damage control strategy. Read more »