Is the Press trying to tell us something?

With the countries worst kept secret about to be revealed The Press thought they should hold a little survey.

This is the image that thy presented with the survey…Keeping Stock noticed and wondered if perhaps they were trying to tell us something.

Why wouldn’t you vote for a radiant, beaming Ms Dalziel, against the taciturn, tired and grumpy looking Bob Parker?

Has The Press already annointed Ms Dalziel as its candidate of choice, even though an official announcement will not be made until Saturday? Is this a subtle (or perhaps a not-so-subtle) message from the editorial staff of The Press that a fresh face is just what Christchurch needs?

Dalziel Parker poll


Keeping Stock reckons it is shallow and shabby.

I don’t know…Bob Parker has certainly annoyed a great many people in Christchurch…sure he is certainly better than Jim Anderton, but it is time for a new face.

Given a choice between Bob Parker and Lianne Dalziel I will be supporting Lianne Dalziel.

There are a couple of reasons for this. I have outlined those in numerous posts about Bob, but one side effect is the by-election that will result…which will cost Labour a pretty penny with money they don’t have to fight it. That can only be good.

The Press article notes:

…Parker has struggled to unite his council and at times he has been at the helm of a seriously dysfunctional ship. The situation got so bad that Parker had to ask the Government to intervene.

Critics say he is too close to council chief executive Tony Marryatt, who he has supported through thick and thin.

He is accused of keeping information from a faction of the council that fails to follow the Parker line and being overly sensitive to criticism.

His wife’s role in council affairs has also excited detractors.

They are certainly putting the boot in.

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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. 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 who takes no prisoners.

He is fearless in his pursuit of a story.

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

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