Rudman fillets Hubbard

Brian Rudman has again got out the filletting knife and stuck it right in the guts of Deputy Mayor Hubbard.

[quote]If Mayor Dick Hubbard employed a public relations consultant to pen yesterday's epistle to Aucklanders, I hope he insisted on a money-back guarantee. Because somehow I don't think the imperious opening about wanting "to give you a clear signal of where we are heading" struck quite the conciliatory tone needed to calm the restless masses.

Especially when he then went all paternal, lecturing that "no one like rates increases … but without a brave decision on rates right now, we quite simply won't have the resources we need to create the city you want".

Talk about grabbing an ear and thrusting a spoonful of cod-liver oil down our throats with the order, "Swallow hard, it's good for you".[/quote]

He then goes on to give Hubbard a history lesson that kinda kills dead any of the argument that Hubbard might have thought existed in his quest for higher taxation.

My, my hasn't the worm turned.


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