Monday, April 23, 2012
SNP leader Allison Hunter disastrous performances show Nicola Sturgeon her team isn’t as clever as they think they are; ‘Hunterite eunt domom’
Some people it could be said are having a ‘good’ election, from a shaky and near disastrous start, Gordon ‘free dinners’ Matheson has put down the knife and fork and taken up the sword.
Albeit not on an epic El Cid quest, he wants to keep his job.
In an STV interview I rated him as being poor, too jittery.
Across in the SNP Camp, the ‘leader’ Allison Hunter is having a disaster of tsunami proportions.
She has become a lightning rod for Labour attacks in the battle to take over Scotland's biggest city.
Hunter, 70, should never been put up as leader and she should have known to make way for someone who can walk the walk and talk the talk.
I am the leader that the Glasgow SNP Group was waiting for, big ideas and small ideas to radically change Glasgow for the people by the people.
Hunter is a former election agent to SNP deputy leader Nicola Sturgeon; her election as leader was all about a power struggle to concentrate power in the Sturgeon camp.
Allison Hunter can run an election well, but anyone can learn that, leadership is a different matter.
She isn’t one and has emerged as less than astute, blundering repeatedly from political car crash to politicial car crash.
Hunter is seen by many people across the political divide as a lame duck.
Given her gaffes, you could nickname her ‘Gaffy Duck’.
Allison Hunter has told the press that her future role was "up in the air" as she may stand aside as SNP group leader.
Previously she admitted in an interview that she hadn't thought of any policies to implement if the SNP replaced Labour at the City Chambers.
She and the entire SNP Council Group had 5 years.
Another blunder by Hunter was saying an SNP win would be a "stepping stone to independence"; prompting Labour to claim her priority was the constitution, not Glasgow.
At a now infamous hustings; old aged pensioner Allison Hunter was totally outclassed and outfought by Gordon Matheson.
Matheson was described by SNP insider as ‘doing a wonderful job for us’!
The SNP insider has a track record of getting a lot wrong.
When Hunter blurted out 'stepping stone' and admitted the SNP Government's policy of cutting and changing bus subsidy "might be anti-city" and hurt Glasgow, she destroyed her own credibility.
In a ten second ‘moment of destiny’, you could argue she possibly threw the election away.
There is a big difference between handing someone a bag of leaflets and speaking publicly.
Scottish Labour leader Johann Lamont now refers regularly to Hunter on TV and radio as an example of poor quality SNP leadership.
From the lips of Allison Hunter:
“I'm not an out-there leader. I'm a team leader”.
Glasgow Labour will next week home in on that and issue up new leaflets featuring Hunter's quotes, saying she is no match for council leader Gordon Matheson.
And now for a short break using Monty Python!
Centurion: What's this, then? "Hunter eunt domus"? People called Hunter, they go, the house?
Brian: It says, "Hunter go home. "
Centurion: No it doesn't ! What's the latin for "Hunter"? Come on, come on !
Brian: Er, "Hunterus" !
Centurion: Vocative plural of "Hunterus" is?
Brian: Er, er, "Hunteri" !
Centurion: [Writes "Hunteri" over Brian's graffiti] "Eunt"? What is "eunt"? Conjugate the verb, "to go" !
Brian: Er, "Ire". Er, "eo", "is", "it", "imus", "itis", "eunt".
Centurion: So, "eunt" is...?
Brian: Third person plural present indicative, "they go".
Centurion: But, "Hunter, go home" is an order. So you must use...?
[He twists Brian's ear]
Brian: Aaagh ! The imperative !
Centurion: Which is...?
Brian: Aaaagh ! Er, er, "i" !
Centurion: How many Hunters?
Brian: Aaaaagh ! Plural, plural, er, "ite" !
Centurion: [Writes "ite"] "Domus"? Nominative? "Go home" is motion towards, isn't it?
Brian: Dative !
[the Centurion holds a sword to his throat]
Brian: Aaagh ! Not the dative, not the dative ! Er, er, accusative, "Domum" !
Centurion: But "Domus" takes the locative, which is...?
Brian: Er, "Domum" !
Centurion: [Writes "Domum"] Understand? Now, write it out a hundred times.
Brian: Yes sir. Thank you, sir. Hail Caesar, sir.
Centurion: Hail Caesar! And if it's not done by sunrise, I'll cut your balls off.
What a great pity that Allison Hunter isn’t even a Brian!
Maybe after this election she should 'Hunterite eunt domom'!
In the name of God...... go!
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