Alf is always suspicious of politicians who make a fuss anonymously rather than stand up to be counted when they go out to do battle on behalf of those who pay their wages.
He is suspicious of public service poobahs, too, whether they work for central government or local government.
The buggers are much too inclined to operate under the cover of secrecy.
Hence he is not surprised to hear that senior officers in the Super
Slum City are being accused of holding back information from Auckland councillors to stifle public debate on extra funding for the Rugby World Cup.
But he is disappointed to learn that the bugger who claims to be intent on flushing out this nonsense is operating under cover, too.