LETTER: Election strategy unconscionable

WITH all that has been written and said about the goings on with the last  municipal elections for the Port Stephens Council (‘‘Bruce almighty’’ Herald 1/3), one might think   they were  re-enacting a chapter out of the old  New York Tammany Hall policy manual. 

From all accounts, those boys were well drilled in the art of winning elections.   

Sadly, though, this sort of behaviour seems to be endemic in Australian political life today. 

It seems   United States president Abraham Lincoln’s famous words from his Gettysburg Address, ‘‘a government of the people, for the people’’, have long gone.

 David Barrow,



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