What the Hell was Amy Adams Thinking?

In an unbelievably bad decision David Carter and Amy Adams decided not to return Ecan to democratically elected councillors. What is worse the current commissioners requested that there be at least some form of democracy at Ecan.

However, in an April letter to Carter, released to The Press under the Official Information Act, ECan chairwoman Dame Margaret Bazley backed the mixed model. She wrote the proposal for a mixed-model was based on the commissioners’ experiences, learning and observations.

Farrar describes it as an inexplicable decision. That is a polite term for “cluster f*ck”. Everyone knows David Carter is on his way out and if he can get his farming mates a lot more free water before he goes he will go out happy. Everyone also knows Amy Adams thinks she is going to be Prime Minister, but with this kind of terrible judgment it is hard to see any in National’s caucus voting for her.

Having someone as well respected and trusted as Dame Margaret Bazley recommend something should have been enough for Amy Adams. The problem she now faces is who will be willing to do the big, dirty, politically tricky jobs for her when they know Amy will run over them like they have with Dame Margaret.

Things go wrong in politics, and you need good mop up people to clean up the mess. If you want them to keep cleaning up messes you need to support them, and take their advice, not crap all over them when they tell you something you didn’t want to hear.

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As much at home writing editorials as being the subject of them, Cam has won awards, including the Canon Media Award for his work on the Len Brown/Bevan Chuang story.  And when he’s not creating the news, he tends to be in it, with protagonists using the courts, media and social media to deliver financial as well as death threats.

They say that news is something that someone, somewhere, wants kept quiet.   Cam Slater doesn’t do quiet, and as a result he is a polarising, controversial but highly effective journalist that takes no prisoners.

He is fearless in his pursuit of a story.

Love him or loathe him.  But you can’t ignore him.