Fast Buck$, Coorabell
Recently a Sydney pollie named Ted Mack died. Widely respected, he was the independent mayor for North Sydney and then an independent state member.
In a book he wrote on local government he outlined, among other things, the ways bureaucrats manipulate elected councillors. The relationship between our mayor and former GM Ken Gainger is a classic case.
Readers should entertain themselves by checking out a February copy of the Byron News in which Simon lavishly praises and thanks Ken for the ‘guidance’ he’d given him after he’d become mayor! Talk about naïve.
Simon will likely go to his grave without ever realising; but he did say at the Council meeting last week that one must be capable of changing one’s mind.
I’d like to hear from anyone who knows how I might obtain a copy of said book. My plan is to quote sections of it to Simon; he’s definitely the kind of person who will take notice of an uncomfortable idea only if it comes from a credible source – which unfortunately excludes me. I’m just another one of those conspiracy theorists, apparently.