The merciful Kiwi hooker’s reneging on her initial story after consulting her whereabouts on the date proves nothing about where Craig was or who he was with that night. But it does prove something much more significant: that somebody tried to frame him with it. Somebody on Channel 9.
Though the girl said she was not a reliable witness, and it may not have been Craig whom she was with, the Channel ran the story anyway; since they had a reason — a commercial reason, a ratings reason — to do so. And … so … if one person provenly tried to frame him, and that is not in doubt, with false evidence or tweaked evidence or what might be called post-fabricated evidence … why not, then, another?
The Scottish verdict ‘Not Proven’ is now likely as regards his time with hookers; or it is until some former crony of his union stalkers Lawler and Jackson grasses on them, if that occurs. And the Electoral Commission has said he spent all but eighteen thousand of the union money ‘appropriately’, and the eighteen thousand may be okay too.
So at the worst he can pay the eighteen thousand back, or some of his friends including me will. And that will be that. The ALP may give him his preselection back, or not, but he’d win as an Independent anyway if he chose to run.
And that will be that.
Except that he has in the meantime, in only sixteen and a half days, destroyed, probably, the Liberal Party. Once and for all.
And so it goes.