Some time ago in response to the Labor Party tactic of vilifying himself and his family as an election tactic, Campbell Newman claimed that the Premier, Anna Bligh was clinging to smears and innuendo like a drunk to a light pole. Ever since Newman became Opposition leader Labor has been coming up with allegations about his family.
Matters came to a head recently when despite the fact that owing to the ineptitude of Queensland Labor eclipsing that of federal Labor to the point where smear is all they can rely on in this election, she admitted she had no evidence for her claims:
Now the Crime and Misconduct Commission has cleared Newman of any wrongdoing:
THE Crime and Misconduct Commission has cleared Campbell Newman of official misconduct regarding allegations raised while he was Lord Mayor of Brisbane. In a statement the CMC said it had finalised its assessment of three separate matters involving Brisbane City Council.
“In all matters, the CMC has established there is currently no evidence of official misconduct on the part of Campbell Newman in relation to the allegations raised while he was Lord Mayor of Brisbane,” the statement said. “On that basis, the CMC will not be conducting any investigation in relation to Mr Newman.”Meanwhile the press has finally had enough and has started telling it like it is, starting with an analysis of the CVs of the protagonists of Newman and Jones in Ashgrove. Newman is a Bachelor of Engineering degree with honours and has an MBA. He served 13 years in the army prior to taking leadership roles in some of the nations largest companies, then Lord Mayor of Brisbane. The Labor candidate, Kate Jones has been a party functionary all her adult life.
Another today sums it up: Ht Andrew Bolt.
In the spirit of this campaign, today I would like to borrow from the Labor strategist's play book: Queensland's Labor Government is worm-eaten, inept, rancid, pernicious, dirty, exhausted, dishonest, incompetent and lazy, not to mention mendaciously mud-slinging, ignorant, rotten, flagitious, disreputable, deceitful, unsavoury, unworthy, unsound, unwholesome, unscrupulous, untrustworthy, untruthful, corrupt, insincere and misleading.
And perhaps I should throw in reprehensible, weaseling, miscreant, nefarious, tarnished, ill-mannered, snivelling, expendable, foul, abominable, soiled, shifty, discreditable, improper, obscene, hateful, impure, degraded, grubby, pitiful, dilapidated, shabby, grovelling, flea-ridden, discredited, disgraced, degenerate, depraved, nefarious, toe-curling, perverse, putrid, rotten, unhealthy, faulty, opprobrious and empty.
Not to mention peccant, tergiversating, vituperative and insalubrious. …