The mud stained Herald is obsessed with Christine Rankin.
Today it tries to dream up a story by revealing (quelle horreur) that 'officials' did not recommend Ms Rankin for the position. (Note the habitual use of the most uncomplimentary picture of its victim.) When you read the story, however, you find her name WAS listed by these same officials as one of 'those deemed suitable.' Hellooooooo?
So the real story is that officials supported the appointment.
The fact that the officials' four 'recommended' individuals were overlooked is a good sign. It means the gummint is NOT pandering to socialist politically correct officials who have been indoctrinated for nine years in the ways of Labour and it's gang of crooks and frumps.
It looks as though it's time to set up a weekly Junk Journalism Award to go with Home Paddock's annual Mediocres.
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