The Police take their ceremonies very seriously.
Good manners and a bit of decorum are important to them.
Police graduations, especially, are a very big deal to the cops and families of recruits.
So my friends in the cops are not at all happy with Labour’s Police spokesman, Kris Fa’afoi.
He was invited to attend the final police graduation of the year in December at the college in Porirua – in Fa’afoi’s electorate no less - but when the time came his seat on the stage lay empty. No apologies, no excuses, nothing.
The cops didn’t like that at all. So where was the stupid boy, who claims to care so much about the Police?
Well, he was stupid enough to tweet where he was:
Barbecue at David’s place – no onions and sauce please. press gallery hangovers about to be treated. twitter.com/KrisinMana/sta…
— Kris Faafoi Mana (@KrisinMana) December 12, 2012
That’s right. He was helping Shearer flip burgers for the press gallery.
And, helpfully, Labour even published a lovely video of him as well:
So, did Shearer know this stupid boy was supposed to be showing his respects to the most important people in his portfolio but instead decided to attend what was a poor attempt to get journos onside?
Warning for Kris. The cops never forget.