I’ve never been the biggest fan of Clayton Cosgrove, but he’s sure got ‘Crusher’ Collins running scared on her cuts to police vehicles.
Yesterday in Parliament she refused to answer a question as the Minister of Corrections, telling Cosgrove he should take it up with the Minister of Police instead. The Minister of Police, of course, is Collins herself.
Then this morning she refused to front against Cosgrove on Morning Report, most likely because she knows her tough talk doesn’t match up with her actions and she’d only embarrass herself by appearing.
Now she’s running off to Australia for the rest of the week.
It’s becoming increasingly apparent that the ‘Crusher’ persona is just one big excerise in PR. Crushers don’t run scared from their opposition, and they make sure they’ve got the guts to match their rhetoric with some action. Collins has failed miserably on both counts.