The popular argument against Len Brown staying on as Mayor amounts to saying that he has lost the respect of so many people, he is now unable to do his job.
On the second point at least, I don’t entirely disagree with that. I only wish that it were true.
Because from my point of view, given that Len Brown sees his job as pushing Aucklanders around and building multi-billion-dollar monuments, I do not want Len Brown doing his job.
Or any mayor, for that matter, with that as their ambition. So offer me a lame-duck, disrespected, abjectly ineffective occupant of the mayoral office, and I’m going to take your arm off.
So on that score, if the popular argument is right and it costs another $100,000 to keep Len disrespected, that seems like money well spent.