Not content with championing helmet hair to greet the US Secretary of State, the Mayor has once again dumped the Chains in favour of her own tastes… Shortly after we woke from our slumber over the weekend – this photo, tweeted by the Mayor (no, not her opponents!), was brought to our attention – Celia doing her best for Wellington Free Ambulance’s ‘Onesie Day’.
— Celia Wade-Brown (@WellingtonMayor) September 2, 2015
Of course, it didnt take long for the Mayor to be lampooned – this was one of the variants to find its way into the WCC Watch inbox…
Supporting charity is important and Wellington Free is a great service that needs us all to empty our pockets, but let’s not forget maintaining the dignity of the Office is pretty important too. Even Tony Abbott has kept the budgie-smugglers in the draw since taking office and while John Key has been known to camp it up on the catwalk, I doubt he would try this on.
Mind you, it isn’t a stretch to imagine Metiria Turei in a onesie, so I guess it’s on-brand.
But you can be effective without being daft – it wasn’t that long ago that Wellington Free Ambulance needed a new vehicle and its first call was to former Mayor Kerry Prendergast – not Celia. Kerry rang a few people and had the money sorted within the afternoon. Seems her replacement sees dressing up in a onesie as a more effective way of raising funds, but I suppose that’s #TheWellingtonWay… well Celia’s at least.