“Pour Encourager Les Autres” – to encourage the others, which is what the saying was in Revolutionary France when the heads came a tumbling down from the guillotine.
Mike Williams is trying to gild his lily – for every week he can hold onto his directorships courtesy of his Labour Party mates, he can shoulder the burden of a recession with that much more ease. The same recession his Labour mates helped inflict on the rest of us.
It’s time for National to show some guts and get rid of the brazen political appointees that infect our once proud civil service. They have a duty to each and every New Zealander to ensure those overseeing our crown organisations are able, intelligent and hardworking, rather than on the take for directors fees in return for being the ear of Clark and Cullen.
Hopefully the symbolic “execution” of Mike Williams, the dirt digger, the supervisor of smears, the Don of denigration will serve to encourage others who worked tirelessly against the new government but now find that they must serve that very government whose members they besmirch to similarly avoid the tumbrils and resign with honour.
Time is running out for them to do so with honour, the tumbrils are being drawn up, time is short.