Brian Rudman compare and contrast

Brian Rudman has taken a break from begging for a theatre and written an attack piece on me and my father which was probably dictated down the phone by Len’s smear merchants.

The Slater family failed to defeat Len Brown by masterminding John Palino’s campaign in last week’s mayoral election, so now we have a dirty blow beneath the belt.

Former National Party president and Palino campaign manager John Slater couldn’t topple the Mayor fairly, now his son, Cameron, is trying to humiliate him out of office.

Cameron Slater seems to have forgotten what century he’s living in. Marital infidelity is hardly a sacking offence in this day and age. The sleazy and infuriated out-pourings of the discarded mistress on his website might have shocked his grandparents’ generation, but today it’s more likely to raise little more than the odd snigger, and feelings of sympathy for Mr Brown’s family. What his Labour Party friends might think of him sleeping with a class enemy – a dreaded Citrat – is another matter.

One-time US Secretary of State Henry Kissinger wrote of power being the ultimate aphrodisiac, and Mr Brown is hardly the first politician to discover this. But as long as he seems to have been able to fit in his extra-curricular activities with the job we elected him to do, I, as a ratepayer, don’t expect any apology. As for the mistress, it takes two to tango. 

What a nasty little man. Perhaps he needs reminding of what he said about Richard Worth, a man sacked as a minister and resigned from parliament for ‘crimes’ far less than Len Brown’s:

The God’s gift to women delusion is hardly a rare phenomenon in parliamentary or legal circles. They’re both trades that attract those with the messianic gene. What is disillusioning is that more than a century after Kate Sheppard and her fellow suffragettes won for women the right to vote, and half a century after the radical feminists strutted their stuff, mature women continue to be strung along by these randy old goats.

It’s not as though either of the anonymous complainants in the Richard Worth affair was a drunken teenager overwhelmed by events – and a team of super-fit rugby league players. One was a married woman who had stood unsuccessfully for selection as a candidate for Labour Party nomination in last year’s election, so presumably knows which way is up. The other was a 45-year old businesswoman who, according to one associate “liked power and wealth” and sought introductions to “political leaders and major businessmen”.

Why not a randy old goat post for Len, Brian? has Len promised you your theatre?

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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.