September 2011

Goff would have done it if asked

Labour MPs are scoffing about John Key going on Radio Live, and worse scathing in fact that he didn’t talk politics and the credit rating downgrade. Never mind that it would have been against the law for him to do so. Labour even enlisted their tame journalists to run lines for them.

Grant Robertson was busy tweeting. David Cunliffe was annoyed John Key wouldn’t break the law. Labour might be above the law but John Key isn’t.

The funny thing is that Phil Goff would have done the stint if he’d been asked. Pity he forgot about that when he re-tweeted the tame journo’s tweet.

Naughty Neigh Neigh

Jacinda Ardern hasn’t had a good start to her campaign so far.

Fresh from getting pinged by Cameron Brewer for putting up her election signs on Saturday night despite an instruction from Council that election signs before midnight on the 26th were illegal, she’s in hot water again.

This time, for gaming with the rules about hoarding numbers.  She’s only allowed on sign per public site.

Typical with Labour MPs, who don’t think laws apply to them, she had three here at Cox’s Bay Park.

Two other signs were carried away by Council officers, who proudly told bystanders that non-compliant signs would be removed by Council, and the owner of them fined.

Good on them for enforcing the by-laws.

At $300 a piece, Jacinda, can you really afford to keep breaking the law?

Mental Health Break

A metaphor for Labour’s campaign

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Sir Peter Leitch – “I’m gutted, mate”

Darien Fenton’s bizarre attack against Sir Peter Leitch has made it to the NZ Herald this morning. Late last night Darien Fenton attempted a pre-emptive apology.

I posted on that three days ago. The Herald is just now catching up with the online outrage against such a shallow and nasty attack against a Kiwi icon.

A short while ago I had a call from Sir Peter Leitch, since I kicked this all off he thought he would have a chat with me. We had a 40 minute conversation through out which I was left with the impression that he is deeply hurt by the comments made by Darien Fenton.

“Mate, am I gutted by her attacks” he said “This week we should all be basking in the joy of the mighty Vodafone Warriors being in the grand final and supporting the All Blacks, and instead she found the time to attack me in a calculated and nasty way”.

I asked Sir Peter about her apology and her offer to catch up for a beer. Sir Peter’s response was rapid and stern, “Mate, I don’t want to speak to her, ever.”

“I have been hurt immensely by her, last night I broke down and cried, I just feel stabbed in the back”. Sir Peter then went on to outline all the things he has been doing recently for Christchurch and the huge effort and toll that has taken on him. ” For her to attack me when I am trying my best for this country, well mate, I’m gutted.”

“The worst part in all this is in trying to attack me she has instead attacked 37 hard working, working class franchisees, she is taking the bread from their mouths” he said. “I sold the business 3 and half years ago and she didn’t even get that right”

“I though Labour was for the working class, after this I just don’t know”.

“But the thing that hurts the most is that I feel stabbed in the back. I gave free product and spent all day cooking at David Lange’s funeral, another working class hero, and this is what I get?”

We then got to talking about the upcoming weekend, he was worried that his card for Jimmy Cowan celebrating his 50th test won’t make it in time, and he needed to ring Graham Henry to wish him luck, the final thing he said before hanging up was “Go the mighty Vodafone Warriors.” He is always on message.

Sir Peter Leitch is a kiwi icon. Darien Fenton’s attack was despicable. He is terribly hurt by the attack. When I asked him some political questions he refused to answer them, he said “Mate, I don’t want to get political, I’ve never been political, I just want what is best for this great little country.”

The kind of MP Labour needs to retire

After her very damaging rant against Sir Peter Leitch, Darien Fenton must surely be on borrowed time. Her apology on Red Alert last night was clearly a pre-emptive apology before she got slaughtered in the Herald this morning. That just makes her apologise seem calculating rather than heart-felt.

Someone needs to alter her wiki page to reflect her ‘mare of the past week.

“Varied career”, most noticable for getting stuck into the Mad Butcher. When the purge comes she needs to be near the top of the list because she is a nasty, unpleasant, unelectable woman, who puts voters off voting for Labour.

Labour will not win back middle New Zealand if they retain members of the failed Clark regime who go out of their way to cost votes by being nasty.

The tragedy for Labour is someone completely unelectable and thoroughly unpleasant like Darien Fenton is number 18 on the list. Useless union hacks who cost Labour votes get ranked higher than effective, likable politicians like Stu Nash, Kelvin Davis and Clare Curran. Labour needs a good purge to clean out the nasty and unpleasant MPs who have not realised New Zealand has moved on from tribal tory hating from early and mid last century.

Who will National’s Coalition Partners be after the 2014 Election?

Tracy Watkins highlights the problems for ACT. The party has fallen apart. The party operations are dying, the candidates can’t get their messages straight and they can not be relied on to be a coalition partner after 2014.

Dr Brash’s leadership was supposed to haul the party back from the brink. Instead it looks increasingly like a party in its death throes.

Who is going to partner National if ACT are gone and United Future are gone and Pita Sharples and Tariana Turia retire? That’s why National is going to be natural party of opposition if they do not take a stand on the electoral reform referendum.

Labour and teh Greens along with their union buddies have registered to spend cash supporting MMP, not only that their MMPs are very vocal in support. National MPs meanwhile are under strict instruction to play Sgt. Shultz.

Goff Memories – Episode 44

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Labour happy to have drugs in schools

The Government, police and schools all want better legal powers to search students for drugs in schools.
But of course, for some, it’s better to protect the human rights of the little scumbags who have the drugs.
Tits lawyer Michael Bott is one of these idiots. He is also Labour’s candidate for the Wairarapa.
Here he is pretending to be a Wairarapa farmer, even though he actually lives and works in Wellington. For a lawyer you would think he would make sure his signs were authorised.
So for Labour, it is better to protect the human rights of a couple of young drug dealing thugs, than keep drugs away from all the decent kids in a school.
Proof that Labour, yet again, has no idea about what real New Zealanders want.

22 minutes of my life I can never get back

Fascinating in slow motion train wreck kind of way.

WARNING: NSFW Language, nudity and strange people

American Juggalo from Sean Dunne on Vimeo.