Alan Jones sounds off about potential new NSW Premier

The shock resignation of New South Wales Premier Mike Baird is still sending tremors through the government while his likely

The shock resignation of New South Wales Premier Mike Baird is still sending tremors through the government while his likely replacement is coming under from outside the government.

Talkback icon Alan Jones is never one to hold back his feelings; it’s part of his profession. He has taken umbrage with the likely selection of Gladys Berejiklian labelling her a “bad choice”.

The main reason that Mr Jones is against her appointment is that her inexperience with a position of its type. Mr Jones stated that she “is not across these issues in a million light years”. He is also claiming that the entire situation is a “stitch up” accusing Ms Berejiklian of “ringing up and doing deals so that this would all be a fait accompli” even before Mr Baird’s resignation.

Mr Jones continued saying, “There are other candidates … let them throw their hat into the ring along with Gladys Berejiklian who was quick out of the blocks to say ‘I’m a starter’ … yes, of course, you’d already organised the numbers before Baird had made the announcement.”

The comments haven’t ruffled Ms Berejiklian as she told the press this morning, “There will be so many people having so many opinions about me, and that’s normal”. She added, “Six years in the limelight has exposed me to a glimpse of what could be ahead of me if I’m successful on Monday.

“I believe there are always challenges for anybody putting their hand up for leadership roles in this state and it would be miraculous if everybody supported the same person – that is what democracy is about.”

If folks were thinking that Mr Jones was a fan of Mr Baird, he made it clear that he wasn’t. He believes that the former Premier has “cut and run”. He said, “Across NSW people would say ‘What about the families who have been ruined by the greyhound ban … [and] gone broke because of the lockout laws?’ “.

What do you think about Alan Jones’ comments? Do you think he’s right about Ms Berejiklian or is he making a comment before she’s had a chance to prove herself or even get the job?

  1. Carmel  

    Typical Alan Jones rubbish. Who cares what he thinks, and I wonder if it was a male who threw his hat into ring, would the reaction be the same. Of course not. Why doesn’t he stay out of things that don’t concern him.

    • Paul  

      Lady that sounds dead sexist. If she is right for the job, then let her stand. If she is anything like Gilard, no way. People should not get promotion by gender. Some women are good, and can’t be manipulated, but if she already owes people at this stage, she will be paying them off right from the word go.

    • bob tucker  

      She’s a wrecking ball just like Baird .

  2. Phil Spencer  

    Every one knows that Alan Jones runs all things political in this country, how dare the NSW Liberal Party leave him out of the loop!

  3. Roy Bridges  

    Non of Jones Business, he should stay out of it . Starts to sound like the Labour Party were you have other people other than the ones who should picking the Premier.
    Jones and his side kick had a big push to get the current guy out ,who all things being equal did a very good job .

  4. Faye Paull  

    I didn’t hear anyone ask him what he thought, didn’t hear anyone say they care what he thinks. Take your bat and ball and go home Creepy.

  5. Blake Stone  

    Just like Neil Mitchell who claims he is the talkback king of Melbourne radio, he and Alan Jones want to to run their states without spending any time in government

  6. Ray  

    Jones is a misogynist who was relentless with Julia Gillard. Now, here we go again. Importantly though, his ideas are worth zero.

  7. Pamela  

    Who runs our country and our state is the business of EVERYONE who takes an interest!

    Why do so many people commenting believe they have a right to their say but Alan Jones does not??

  8. Robin Henry  

    It doesn’t matter what Mr Jones, I or anyone else says, the situation will be sorted out by those in power to suit their interests.

    Jones is entitled to his say, but of course he has a much larger audience than most of us.

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