The NZ Herald has caught up about Dunne’sÂ c*nt struck tweeting. Â Of course, I was already onto this for some time.
For those with a Twitter habit, there was little surprising about Peter Dunne’s email contact with journalist Andrea Vance.
The pair exchanged 86 emails between March 27 and April 9.
But those familiar with the social networking site would have seen the older statesman regularly reach out to make contact with the Fairfax journalist.
Mr Dunne is a regular tweeter with members of the press gallery. But in Ms Vance’s case, he would often seek out contact. From September last year until April, there were about 300 tweets exchanged.
The flavour is friendly. After the GCSB spying revelations he was interviewed and told her: “Dotcom comments played well tonight.” She replied: “So I believe. Well done you.” Dunne responded: “But shouldn’t really have been a surprise. Nice people like me quite like civil liberties.”
There were congratulations for her – Ms Vance’s interest in reporting on intelligence agencies won his applause. He told her: “You’re becoming NZ’s version of Spycatcher!”
After a visit to the press gallery, he told her: “Good talk earlier. BTW, did you see the vasectomy song I tweeted you earlier?” Told no, he wrote: “I’ll resend in the morning. Its relatively harmless and painless. Off now to dinner with family.”
I did highlight this odd behaviour on May 12th, although it may have been Cactus Kate that pointed out what was going on first.
There is a special kind of stupid I cannot ignore in explaining why MPâ€™s should delete their Twitter accounts using the sad story of Peter Dunne who is now an old joke for those in the know as he is fascinated with everything poor reporter Andrea Vance has to tweet. Â The fascination got so creepy her colleagues in the Press Gallery did not know whether to break it to Dunne to tell him to stop or let him continue to behave like an old fool as they are having fun watching him humiliate himself in a pathetic attempt to score a lady and her attention who is not at all interested. Â This lack of interest is despite the lure of Dunne having a Ministerial warrant, a BMW at his disposal and sometimes holding enough power in his hands over many years to bring down any Government he wished to. So I will do the honours and tell Dunne right now that everyone working in the Gallery is mocking him behind his back and watching every tweet he mentions Vance in and laughing at him not with him. Â Sheâ€™s just not that in to you and the attention Dunne is receiving from media on Twitter is not from new found friends who think he is suddenly cool now because he tweets. Â If Dunne wants to have the attention of a younger woman it is as easy as waiting down at Copperfields one lunchtime and chatting to Â a regular pie eater and lolly muncher who does typing part-time like all the men with perceived power but no game whatsoever with ladies in Parliament have to settle for when caught batting well out of their league. Â Remember Peter Dunne was the grown man who with one simple plank killed off the entire fad.
The whole thing was obvious, and public, and embarrassing to those that care for him.
For most politicians, liberal use of Social Media is a recipe for disaster.
Why he thinks that be resigning he’s going to keep a lid on this… you’d think he’d have been a student of politics long enough by now to realise that Â never works.