A mayor who won’t front is no mayor at all

Len Brown is bailing on meetings and appointments all over town, he simply can’t front, the man is an embarrassment.

The Herald reports:

Auckland Mayor Len Brown continued to cancel his scheduled public appearances today as his sex scandal remained in the spotlight.

Mr Brown was to attend the launch this evening of the Rainbow Community Public Health Report – which looks at the public health needs of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex New Zealanders – but pulled out less than an hour before he was due to arrive at the event in Greenlane.

It was understood the mayor’s office contacted organisers and told them he had “urgent council business” to attend to.

Mr Brown’s press staff could not be contacted by APNZ in the hours leading up to the 6pm event.

Mr Brown’s pulling out of the event followed further allegations against him aired on a radio station this afternoon.

Whoops…I think that was me. Tick tock Lenny. 

One commenter, Bunswalla, sums it up perfectly:

I recall Len Brown trumpeting is “!00 initiatives in 100 days” after he won last time – even though most were trivial or already underway prior to the election.

Looks like his first 100 days this term will be:

1. Hide
2. Stay at home
3. Carefully-staged photo-op with wife for 15 minutes, Shan with gritted teeth and no wedding band
4. Hide
5. Cancel an appearance
6. Postpone an appearance
7. Defer an appearance
8. Stay in bed with covers pulled over my head
9. Reschedule an appearance
10. Put off a meeting
11. Pull out of a meeting
12. Hide under the bed
13. Venture out in public for 5 minutes, retreat to cupboard.
… etc
… etc
… etc
… Resign.

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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.