MAN OF INFLUENCE?
In case you missed it, here was Mark Latham talking about Graham Richardson on Paul Murray’s 2UE show on Thursday.
”Why don’t people listen to Graham Richardson? I’ll give you one good reason – he’s the man that walked up to Eddie Obeid once and said: ‘Eddie, here, on this platter for you, I’ve got a seat in the NSW upper house on behalf of the Labor Party.’
”How can the man who put Eddie Obeid into the NSW Parliament be wandering around talking about political judgment, calling the Prime Minister an idiot? The biggest idiot in Labor politics today is the man who put Obeid in Parliament: Graham Frederick Richardson.
”I’ve had a gutful of the bloke who was a paid lobbyist for Ron Medich, who got into scandals about Swiss bank accounts. How can you say you’re a Labor man when you’ve set up Swiss bank accounts? Swiss bank accounts! And he worked for Kerry Packer. It’s shameful that this man has any reputation, the man who set up the wheeling and dealing, ‘whatever it takes’ culture in the modern Labor Party. He’s the bloke who wrecked the place and … he should crawl back under the rock from which he came.”
As we say in the trade, he didn’t miss him!