This post is really a sort of post facto amusing aside to Ray’s excellent piece yesterday and anyone who watches it would have to be rather horrified that this woman ever held a position of authority in Victoria. Frankly I have never seen such delusional thinking and convoluted self justification for ineptitude and bad management in a time of crisis. Please watch the video at my link below and if at the end of it you don’t wonder just how lucky Victorians are that this woman has been sacked I will be very surprised indeed.
The really scary thing about Nixon is that now that she has been shown to be in possession of such grossly poor judgement that she abandoned her post in the worst civil crisis in living memory and now she is trying to peddle the spurious notion that what she did was nothing of consequence, that no fewer people would have died if she was not having a chat with Jo Chandler instead of being at her post. To my mind there is a big difference between being truly sorry and contrite for one’s errors and mistakes and trying to muddy the waters with pathetic excuse making and blame shifting was Nixon is trying to do in interviews like this one and the book she has written Jo Chandler (according to the published extracts that I have read) Blaming the messenger in the form of a rightly critical media for her own lapses of judgement is more than just horribly offensive, as is the spurious notion that she has been treated harshly because she is an overweight woman. Heads up Christine, its not the size of your bum or the contents of your panties that people are angry about its your fatal lack of good sense when it really mattered.
Frankly I think that no one should buy the book that is to be launched and no sensible person should attend the launch either and if anyone is tempted to buy the book perhaps they should instead sent the purchase price to one of the families that lost someone on that fateful day as an act of personal contrition for even contemplating rewarding a woman like Christine Nixon (or Jo Chandler) for their part in the inept response to the disaster on that very black Saturday.