Edwards is a bit like a player taking the field for the first time in the 80th minute, with all the muscle around him spent, and the score board several tries out of reach of a win: Â he’s full of enthusiasm, but it really doesn’t matter any more.
This full court press against the government orchestrated by the Labour Party based on Winston Peters’ filthy rumour files, and gleefully pushed in Parliament, TVNZ, TV3, the Herald and Fairfax for close to a week still didn’t deliver a win, and Edwards thinks joining the ruck hoping to force a last minute penalty is going to make all the difference.
Half the audience have turned off, and people are already leaving the stadium.
Just when it seemed that the Judith Collins-Oravida milkgate scandal might be dying down, Prime Minister John Key now looks to be implicated further in the drama. TV3’s Patrick Gower now says that the latest revelation ‘raises so many questions about the connections between Oravida and the National Party that go all the way to John Key himself’.
John Key is clearly concerned about being tied to the so-called Milkgate scandal, as can be seen in his strong reaction to another situation in which he might appear to endorse a China-based company.
Apart from the shameful doorstepping that Gower did in China, the real issue here is that Chinese people place a high value in having their people, officials and companies associated with “celebrities” such as overseas MPs, mayors and Prime Ministers.
What is just another photo to you and me, is deep and meaningful inference to the Chinese mind. Â Which is why John Key, upon being told that a Chinese “Immigration consultancy” was using one of him, has insisted it was taken down.
There never was an “Oravida milkgate scandal” beyond the wishful thinking of those wanting to see a decent straight arm tackle on Collins and Key get past the video ref for a penalty try.
This particular game is over now. Â Back to the sheds.