While Christchurch Mayor Sideshow Bob and his good mate Councillor Barry ‘Baz’ Corbett get to know the murderous Stalinist bureaucrats in Beijing, the criticism of these two hollow men continues unabated.

This fine letter in the Christchurch Press (9April 11) from John Miller of St Albans is particularly noteworthy:

Life is beginning to imitate art in our fair city. When The Simpson’s Sideshow Bob was elected mayor he assured his citizenry: ‘You need me, Springfield. Your guilty conscience may force you to vote Democratic, but deep down inside you secretly long for a cold-hearted Republican to lower taxes, brutalise criminals and rule you like a king.’

Bob Parker has chastised 2021’s Cr Willliams for doing her job and advocating for the people who elected her (April 9). Compare this to Bob’s unwillingness to criticise Barry Corbett, who earlier this year endorsed stabbing as a means to wipe out tagging.

Sideshow didn’t chastise his political crony. He went into bat for him, claiming that Corbett ‘deeply regretted’ making the comments, despite never publicly apologising for them, and defended Corbett as an ‘extremely valuable councillor’.

It seems the ‘independent’ Right wing is sticking together. Something Sideshow Bob and Bazza can discuss as they junket around China at our expense.’

My letter of the week.

Meanwhile it is entirely rumour that Corbett has been taking advice from the Chinese police on how to deal with taggers….


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