I am well aware of the "Wright" & "Lethlean" situations, but is sounding people out a concern? He knows the board needs to ratify it. As for surrounding himself with yes people, you stated previously that Jenkins & Judd opposed the so called Lethlean appointment, so how does that sound like yes people.With regard to the first point, I was talking about how we as supporters assess if the club has appointed the right candidates. But with regard to your hypothetical, MLG had not worked with Lethlean to the best of my knowledge. I'll address the "encouraged to apply" in the next bit.
We can infer that MLG has not followed process because he refused to directly answer the following question:
"Did you offer Simon Lethlean the job as Carlton Chief Executive"
If MLG didn't, he could have very simply answered "No, and it wasn't my position to offer the role to anyone". Instead he talked around the question.
He was then asked a further 3 times directly if Lethlean was offered the role, and still refused to answer. The questioner went to the extent of asking MLG to answer the questions with a straight answer.
He waffled about "encouraging people to apply", but the implication of not giving a straight answer is that he did not follow due process or club protocol and offered the role to a candidate who had not been interviewed by the appropriate personnel, only for the board to overturn his decision - Jenkins and Judd being two very opposed to the appointment.
There have been suggestions MLG acted similarly in the past with regard to the Hawks recruiting manager Wright and was left with egg on his face.
The recent board moves where a close associate has taken a board spot and a known challenger has been removed suggests our president is surrounding himself with "yes men" and is worthy of questioning.
Podcast is here:
Mark LoGuidice on SEN | July 18
Skip to the 10 minute mark.
I would hope, that the people on the board vigorously debate aspects of the club, which is healthy, but once a decision has been made, I would prefer there is no white anteing. If the known challenger is moved on, that too is healthy, as no matter what decisions are made, they will always be a challenger, it is unstable