Seriously, what is this guy on? From the Herald:
North Shore Mayor Andrew Williams has hit back over revelations of his late-night "obnoxious" texts to John Key, implying the Prime Minister is thin-skinned and that he himself is the victim of "tall poppy syndrome".Tall poppy? I don't think the erratic mayor of North Shore will ever reach that high.
Mr Key had described texts from Mr Williams as "aggressive" and "obnoxious". They were sometimes sent as late as 3.30am.
Yesterday, Mr Williams released a statement saying he took issue with Mr Key's description of his texts as "aggressive".
"Politicians need to have thick skins and I certainly get plenty of pointed messages, texts and emails on different subjects but that goes with the territory."But it's not just the PM:
Dr Mapp said he had received many texts from Mr Williams and agreed they could be aggressive in tone.If someone texts me at 3.30am it had better be bloody important. However, Williams has a reputation for late night communication faux pas.
"The Prime Minister is entirely accurate. I know that Andrew feels strongly about issues. Let us put it this way, if you receive a text that is largely in capital letters with multiple exclamation marks, you are reasonably confident that the person sending it is feeling particularly aggrieved about the point."
Of course, every Auckland region mayor has his "issues". With Napoleon Banks where would we even begin? Bob Harvey thinks the sun shines from the backside of Brian Tamaki.
And Len Brown is a shameless attention seeker. He even had the audacity to collapse on stage during a major public event. Couldn't he have had his massive heart attack off-stage?
My message to Mayor Williams is this: dude, stop it. You're forcing me to agree with Cameron Slater. That makes me feel dirty and unclean.
Williams has been on the verge of fooldom for some time. But this has tipped the scales.
Andrew Williams, you are now the current Imperator Fish Fool of the Moment