The Herald on Sunday are trying to revive the political corpse that’s John Palino
Last year’s defeated Auckland mayoral candidate is not ruling out another tilt at the mayoral chains.
“I’m keeping that open,” the restaurateur told the¬†Herald on Sunday¬†yesterday. “I get people often, pretty much every day, saying: ‘I hope you run again’.”
Palino, speaking at length for the first time since the election, said the decision would be made in about 18 months. “Depending on where I’m at, what I’m doing with my partner, my family and ‚ÄĒ hopefully ‚ÄĒ having children.”
In comments likely to frustrate his critics, Palino reiterated he’d had no advance or detailed knowledge of mayor Len Brown’s affair with Bevan Chuang, a liaison that sparked the country’s biggest sex scandal in years.
Auckland wants to get rid of Len Brown so badly, it will accept anything that comes along that doesn’t look like it is going to work them over.
Palino isn’t such a man. ¬†He’s severely tainted and doesn’t deserve to have a second go, no matter how early his image revitalisation run is started with the help of a paper that is looking to work its way into the next mayor’s office. ¬† Read more »