No Donors, No Team, No Voters, Bob Parker to Give Up Mayoralty

3943211Bob Parker has worked out he is going to get a hiding if he runs again for mayor of Christchurch. He has ignored all his previous donors so they are pissed off with him and fundraising has gone very badly.

Bob is supported by his batshit crazy wife who has not so much polarised Christchurch as sent them all to the pole opposite her because of her unfortunate crack-whore look and even more unfortunate manner. This has meant that Bob hasn’t been able to assemble a campaign team, or anyone to support him on the ground.

Christchurch’s mayoralty race could soon take a dramatic turn with rumours swirling that incumbent Bob Parker may not run.

Parker, who late last year confirmed he would seek a third term as mayor, has been sounding out city leaders lately, asking whether they thought he could win if Christchurch East MP Lianne Dalziel stood against him. 

The popular Labour MP is widely tipped to run in October’s election and yesterday said she would announce her “decision” later this month.

The city’s mayoralty race has been non-existent so far with Parker the only confirmed candidate. Yesterday, he denied any suggestion he would stand down, claiming that was purely what his opponents wanted to hear.

It is thought Parker received mixed feedback from those he consulted.

Polling done by his political rivals shows Dalziel holding a narrow lead against him and it is thought these results prompted the Parker rethink.

Bob Parker has worked out his is going to get a hiding if he runs again for mayor of Christchurch. He has ignored all his previous donors so they are pissed off with him and fundraising has gone very badly.

Bob is supported by his batshit crazy wife who has not so much polarised Christchurch as sent them all to the pole opposite her because of her unfortunate crack whore look and even more unfortunate manner. This has meant that Bob hasn’t been able to assemble a campaign team, or anyone to support him on the ground.

Bob will probably bottle it as he won’t want to put $70,000 of his own money into a losing campaign.

  • CoNZervative

    Bob not standing is a complete fiction. It was put about by Lianne Dalziel as a tactic to damage Bob and The Press got taken in (twice). Now Whaleoil as well. This from Newstalk ZB at about noon today…”Christchurch Mayor Bob Parker says a report he is standing down at this year’s local body elections is a ‘complete fantasy’.Today’s Sunday Star-Times suggests Mr Parker will exit the mayoral race.

    So far, he is the only candidate to confirm he’s standing.

    Bob Parker says while he enjoys a work of fiction, he believes in Christchurch and wants to be part of its future.”

    • http://www.whaleoil.co.nz/ Whaleoil

      Bob will get rinsed

      • CoNZervative

        If Dalzie ever actually announces she’s going to run. She’s on again, off again, on again. Personally, I doubt she’d beat Bob. The locals don’t want to change the pilot mid-stream.

  • Guest
    • http://www.whaleoil.co.nz/ Whaleoil

      Stop link whoring.

  • CoNZervative

    “No donors, no team, no voters”…NO STORY! And Cam, do you really think attacking Jo Nichols like that based on how she looks builds any self-respect in the marketplace? and with female readers? I mean, ‘stones and glasshouses’ dude.

    • blairmulholland

      Seriously? Bob’s wife is no political asset. Wasn’t she the one whining in the paper a few years ago how the mayor’s wife doesn’t get paid, and that she had a right to put a cappucino on the council account?

      • CoNZervative

        Yeah, but no one deserves to be smeared and denigrated like this, blair, based simply on their looks. She’s the wife of a mayor and volunteers thousands of hours. Shall we start smearing the Slater family members, next? or MPs children?

        • ThievingBastards

          Or ringing up and threatening his family like MUNZ unionists did?

        • http://www.whaleoil.co.nz/ Whaleoil

          See how far that gets you if you try it.

          • CoNZervative

            What smearing Jo Nichols, Cam?

          • http://www.whaleoil.co.nz/ Whaleoil

            Coming after my family. Try that and see where it gets you.

    • (un)commonsense

      Agree. Criticise her actions or behaviour not her looks. (There is plenty available to criticise based on past acts)

      • Kimbo

        Agreed

    • Travis Poulson

      That’s a bit rich coming from someone that needs to come here to post links to his own blog because he has no audience, because lets be honest, that’s the only reason you hang around here.

      • Pissedoffyouth

        Burn!

      • CoNZervative

        Travis, my blog site (started less than a year ago) is already rated 12th by Parachute. But I blog on issues and am interested in opinion, not whoring-up my readership. I couldn’t care less about that. Ihave a full time job (this is a hobby). Jo happens to be a friend of mine.

        • Travis Poulson

          “But I blog on issues and am interested in opinion, not whoring-up my readership.”

          And yet a scroll through your comment history tells a different story. Link after link after link. Build your own audience, don’t leech off ours.

        • http://www.whaleoil.co.nz/ Whaleoil

          Travis is right. Constant link whoring is annoying…stop it or i’ll make you stop.

  • LabTested

    After clicking the link in the post, the real story here is how did Tim Shadbolt manage to pull a little Honey, who must be less than 1/2 his age

    • Travis Poulson

      Dunno, don’t care. They’ve been happily together for years.

    • Pissedoffyouth

      Tim is a god

    • http://www.whaleoil.co.nz/ Whaleoil

      He has a donkey’s cock?

  • williamabong

    Bob has worked out that his chances of re-election are getting lower by the day, his treatment of the ratepayer over Tony Maryatt, and the witch wife has pissed most of them off to the max.
    The treatment of the rebuild of ther city has pissed most of the rest off, with feet dragging in the extreme hasn’t helped things either, bye bye Bob, Tony, and The Mortician and good riddance.

  • gopolks

    Please please, not Garry Moore again, that is all I ask.

  • Ronnie Chow

    I would have called her ‘look’ as being an S&M Madam personified .

    • ThievingBastards

      She looks more like a figure that has been dragged out of a wax museum.

  • GazzW

    You forgot one clause in your header Cam. Add ‘Get knighthood’. Tomorrow’s too early, more likely New Years Honours. His missus will like that.

  • Bryan

    danzeil only interested because she knows all her voters have gone from eastside and she wont have a seat in parliment so is looking for a new source of income

  • Col

    I can tell you I don’t think I would want that job, as for Dalziel, she would be a bloody disaster, full of shit and is only in this game to fill her pockets.

  • Sir Cullen’s Sidekick

    While John Key sips his lemon tea and Egg head Joyce is enjoying his Soy bean latte, Labour and Green candidates will sweep the local government elections and plan for the election win in 2014.

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