Clare Curran issues an apology. Not a politician’s apology – ‘I’m sorry if you choose to be offended’ – a real person’s apology!
. . . it’s important to acknowledge mistakes. I made one this week. For that I apologise. It was never my intention to argue entitlement to a share of the votes.
I have to earn votes. Whether it be personally or for the Party. And I’ll be judged, along with everyone else standing on November 26.
Bravo Clare. I guess when you see Cactus Kate speaking out in your defence it’s a strong sign you’ve gone beyond the pale of acceptable adult behaviour.
And on the subject of social media faux pas, Stuff reports:
ACT has appointed a former adviser to Rodney Hide as its election campaign manager, fuelling suggestions of further turmoil in the party.
Stuart Wilson was appointed by the party’s campaign director and parliamentary leader John Boscawen this week, to replace Karen Bridgman.
Ms Bridgman was an out-of-Parliament adviser to Mr Boscawen from 2008 before becoming an assistant to Dr Brash.
But she was forced to explain comments posted on her Facebook page last month which read: “I love helping dysfunctional organisations. Some, however, are beyond saving and should be left to die.”
Just yesterday I was thinking about writing a satirical piece: ‘Apolitical web developer one angry resignation away from becoming ACT’s campaign manager’.
Update: After posting I had a hankering to listen to the Meatloaf song referenced in the title. I love the video:
And the top comment in the youtube thread from ‘peatloaf’:
2 of my children were conceived to this song, There is no and will never be performer like this man