“Go quickly and cleanly”, urges Labour Party dinosaur

via 3 News

via 3 News

Pressure is mounting on Peter Dunne.  He is being encouraged to leave now, instead of hang around and suffer days, possibly weeks, of intense scrutiny.

Peter Dunne is being urged to throw in the towel now, and call time on his political career.

The advice comes from another veteran of the political scene, former Labour Party president Mike Williams.

Mr Williams told TVNZ’s Q&A programme he would give Mr Dunne a simple message if he was advising him, following the GCSB leak inquiry.

“Go quickly and cleanly. He’s got two options here, that is the first one, the second is death by a thousand cuts.”

But here’s the amusing thing: ¬†Dunne may not have done anything wrong.

He may not have leaked the report.

His ambitions with Andrea Vance may never have reached beyond schoolboy Twittering and a few hot and bothered emails.

And yet, here he is, fighting for his political career, and his personal reputation.

It goes to show, in politics, it doesn’t always matter what the facts are. ¬†Sometimes it is all about how it looks.

And Peter, it may be too late now, but listen, it is rarely the original sin that undoes the politician.  It is almost always the at attempt at covering up.

  • AnonWgtn

    Ummmmm
    Philip Fields ???

  • Peej

    Who leaked the report?

  • Whafe

    Whom would listen to anything that Mike Williams has to say?

    I mean Mike the clown pants cannot even except the shocking state in which Liabour left NZ in when they last governed in the most booming economic times the world has ever seen.

    If he had a grain of decency left in him, he would be trying to have his party he loves so much sort there shit with the Green Taliban and come forward with some policies…

    Despite how much I deploy the Pinko’s, NZ needs a good opposition party..

    • Meg

      Think what you like but Mike is right.

      Dunne is finished. He can stay there and be Winstons punching bag, or he can go with what dignity he has left.

      Key should also be offering this advice to Dunne, and this will not be good for National either.

      • Sir Cullen’s Sidekick

        Don’t you worry about National Meg, Key will take care of it. You have a leader who can’t even get higher than 10% support among his own party members.

        • Roger

          And a Leader who is the third ranked leader of the opposition. 3rd = 0. Talk about not being relevant.

  • Teletubby

    To be fair the idea of sitting in parliament getting slapped around by Winnie on a daily basis is probably far more appealing to Dunne right now than retiring to be at home with his wife

  • Grizz30

    “it is rarely the original sin that undoes the politician. It is almost always the at attempt at covering up.”

    Just look at “tugger” Jones. A great proactive response before the media had time to react to his interest in blue movies. Political career intact.

    • Meg

      Because watching porn is not illegal, nor abnormal for millions upon millions of humans.

      • Whafe

        Meg, it is not illegal for Dunne to be spading a reporter either! Is it stupid under the circumstances? Yes it is….

        Your point?

        • Phil

          It might be if he is disclosing sensitive material in his bid to impress her

          • Meg

            Would not be the first time a man has thought with his little head.

          • Phil

            or the last

          • Meg

            Yep.

        • Meg

          We do not know what Dunne told her. He will not let us see the emails.

          For all we know it could be a recipe for a good winter stew, or John Keys eftpos pin number. But whatever is in those emails it is enough for him to have quit as a Minister, and odds are be forced to leave Parliament.

          But I am sure it is all above board given the evidence so far.

          Tui anyone?

          • Sir Cullen’s Sidekick

            Could be Sheep’s bank account number in New York??!?

          • Roger

            Or, more relevant, the balance.

      • LesleyNZ

        It is sinful.

        • Meg

          Only to fools.

      • Sir Cullen’s Sidekick

        That would have never come out but for John Key’s regime of transparent reporting. How come dictator Klarke never came up with making the expense reporting public eh?

      • pukakidon

        It is immoral when he is using taxpayers money to get himself off. I would agree with you if it were his own money, however it just shows you the arrogance of the Liarbour party members.

      • Grizz30

        You miss the point (again!). Jones paid for his porn with taxpayer money. This could have cost him his political career if he covered it up. The media would have hounded him for days. Credit to him, he fronted before he was confronted. Did not cover it up and kept his job, albeit with bruised pride (I think he even improved his list placing). The only thing he did wrong was to not use Youporn or equivalent site to get off. Even if he used a taxpayer funded internet connection, it is unlikely he would have got caught.

  • All_on_Red

    Winston never left when he was caught lying about donations so why should Dunne?

    • Meg

      Because Winston is better at the game than Dunne is.

    • Mr_Blobby

      Something about rolling around with pigs.

  • Whafe

    As the saying goes: Nice guys always come last…

    I have for many years thought Dunne was just a nice guy, etc etc….

    Where by Winston is far from a nice guy…..

    • Whafe

      And don’t for a moment think I like the lying scoundrel that is Winston you owe us 158K Peters

      • Teletubby

        While the left are calling for Police investigations they should getting the cops onto investigating the theft of this money, I can’t remember all of the detail of this but surely as with Goofy and his suppression breach if a complaint was laid the cops would have to make a decision if Peters committed an offence here.

      • Brian of Mt Wellington

        No one in the media seem to ask him about that anymore and that sucks. If he still owes it the question that needs to be asked is ‘Why hasnt it been paid back plus interest’ or is he still lieing about it. Pot calling kettle black.

        • Roger

          Winston’s money was raised on Q+A yesterday and Mike Williams quickly gave the party line – Winston did not receive any money from Owen Glenn – the money went to his solicitor Mr Henry. Talk about watching a rhinoceros dance on a pinhead. Not becoming for Williams.

    • Sir Cullen’s Sidekick

      The only difference is Winston never gets caught…

      • Whafe

        Doesn’t make it right… It shows how stupid his supporters are….

        Slimey old koot

        • Sir Cullen’s Sidekick

          Yes more than 5% of them to make John Key’s life miserable….

  • Patrick

    Lying conniving prick like Williams gets rolled out to offer his opinion. Does the voting public really deserve this low rent crap?

    • GazzW

      Yes Patrick, regrettably the majority do because it comes from such an impeccable source – TV One.

    • Meg

      As I said above, think and say what you like about Mike, he is correct though,

      • Patrick

        His opinion might carry some weight if he had been as active criticising his own Labour Party during the nine years of corrupt lying thievery.
        Anything else will be seen for what it is – opportunistic partisan politicking.

        • Meg

          If you have proof of the corrupt lying thievery go give it to the Police and have them investigate Labour.

          Otherwise you are just doing what you accused Mike of doing… opportunistic partisan politicking.

          • Patrick

            There is a list as long as my arm, patsy Howard Broad was the saving grace as you well know.

          • Roger

            The promises card was found to be funded using money stolen from the taxpayer. There’s your proof.

  • williamabong

    Poor old Mike, he’s looking pretty shabby these days since gravity got hold of his face, he’s got more chins than a Chinese telephone book.

  • LesleyNZ

    Why do they always dredge up Mike Williams for comment? Both SSTimes and NZ Herald editor said this morning on Newstalk ZB (Andrew Dickenson) that politicians regularly leak stuff to journalists – (and didn’t Winston leak stuff in his day?). Am beginning to feel quite sorry for Peter Dunne. Politics – just a game – often a dirty one; and grandstanding. Better to have been open and transparent at the beginning and face the music.
    Now, how much money does Winston still owe us taxpayers?

    • GazzW

      A bit less than Matt McCarten owes the IRD and possibly a little bit more than the undisclosed balance in Shearer’s offshore bank account.

  • Sir Cullen’s Sidekick

    Isn’t this truck that went to Melbourne to dig dirt on John Key?

    • paddles83

      Yes but he got lost in the Pie Shop and came back home empty handed for Aunty Helhun

      • Sir Cullen’s Sidekick

        If this element can still show his face and come on TV, I think Dunne should be the Governor General…..

    • Roger

      I don’t think it’s spelled “truck”, and yes you are right.

  • David

    Dunne is a crook… he must go!

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