Well known prohibitionist Professor Doug Sellman seems to be having another bout of the dreaded #DirtyPolitics Derangement Syndrome.
So much so, that he and his off-sider Jennie Connor from Alcohol Action NZ sent out a press releases without any names attached to the comments.
This unquotable press release might have been issued by “Barry from accounts” for all we know.
They seem to have a real bee in their bonnet that Health Minister Jonathan Coleman mentioned in passing on TVNZ’s Q+A that Health Promotion Agency Board member Katherine Rich was, after three terms, not seeking a fourth term on the Board.
When Jonathan Coleman’s interview with Corin Dann was posted on the NZ Doctor website, Doug Sellman must have come across it.
Here’s the bit that upset the sensitive wee petal.
JONATHAN: Katherine is not seeking reappointment.
CORIN: Is there any reason for that? Has she given you any reason for that?
JONATHAN: Oh, look, she will have a range of reasons, but the point is industry, actually, is an important part of the answer overall. It’s important, actually, to have them at the table in these discussions. Katherine actually did a very good job. She’s a person of very high integrity, but she’s decided she’s not going to seek reappointment. Read more »