Someone wrote up a prepared statement and sent it to reporters later on.
The Western Star caught up with Frank Coleman on Thursday after Bill Barry bailed on the rigged Conservative leadership election. Barry said the process was “disingenuous”.
Coleman begged off any detailed comments
“So, I’m just trying to figure this out myself,” said Coleman, who noted he’d barely had time to discuss it with his team.Coleman doesn’t have something substantive ready to say.
Coleman said his communications co-ordinator would be issuing a media release later in today.
Instead, someone writes up some comments for Coleman.
Is this a pattern yet?
A paraphrase of Coleman's comments, offered by an e-mail wag: "When asked about the withdrawal of his only competitor, his friend, and neighbour, Frank Coleman told his local newspaper that he'd have his communications director send them a prepared statement."