T Sharples, Tweed Heads
The outcome of any war, political or otherwise, is always determined by a decision made long before the results come in and those involved rarely if ever know it.
The decision by Justine Elliot and the current NSW Labor Opposition leader to trade our future $340 million hospital for perceived political gain to Leda Developments’ Kings Forest development is just another classic example of this principle.
They have deliberately made the much-needed new hospital a political football for the coming state election.
Like Lily Tomlin says, ‘no matter how cynical you become, it’s never enough to keep up’.
Even the dimmest political wit would know this is utter folly, strategically silly and an unnecessarily tenuous position to put yourself and your side in. It proves Justine has been in power way too long.
The famous political saying remains true. Oppositions don’t win elections, dumb incumbents lose them.