Winston Peters is one of New Zealand’s slimiest politicians, he is a corrupting influence on the body politic and an un-reconstituted Muldoonist.
But Winston had to have ¬†go his ideas from somewhere…perhaps it was from Canada:
The¬†Parti Rhinoc√©ros, commonly known as the¬†Rhinoceros Party¬†in English, was a registered¬†political party¬†in Canada from the 1960s to the 1990s. Operating within the tradition of political¬†satire, the Rhinoceros Party’s basic credo, their so-called primal promise, was “a promise to keep none of our promises.”¬†¬†They then promised outlandishly impossible schemes designed to amuse and entertain the voting public.¬†
The Rhinos were started in 1963 by¬†Jacques Ferron,¬†”√Čminence de la Grande Corne du parti Rhinoc√©ros”. In the 1970s, a group of artists joined the party and created a comedic¬†political platform¬†to contest the federal election. Ferron (1979), poet¬†Gaston Miron¬†(1972) and singer¬†Michel Rivard¬†(1980) ran against¬†Prime MinisterPierre Trudeau¬†in his Montreal seat.
The party claimed to be the spiritual descendants of Cacareco, a Brazilian¬†rhinoceros¬†who was¬†elected member¬†of¬†S√£o Paulo’s¬†city council¬†in 1958, and listedCornelius the First, a rhinoceros from the¬†Granby Zoo, east of Montreal, as its leader.¬†It declared that the rhinoceros was an appropriate symbol for a political party since politicians, by nature, are “thick-skinned, slow-moving, dim-witted, can move fast as hell when in danger, and have large, hairy horns growing out of the middle of their faces.”
Unfortunately there are some amongst National who think Winston Peters can be¬†rehabilitated. I am not one of those people. National should refuse to enter any government propped up by Winston Peters.
I am sure Cream wrote the song Politician just for Winston Peters: