Last night I was watching the pathetic spectacle of Winston Raymond Peters, 63, List MP of no fixed abode perjure himself before the Privileges Committee. I noticed Rodney Hide, front and centre, I noticed several members of the VRWC, but what I didn’t see was any National MPs other than those sitting on the committee. I was perplexed, indeed curious as to where they may be.
Ah-hah, i thought, they are all in the house filibustering the Emmissions Trading Scam legislation. So I flicked channels and watched with dismay the empty seats on all sides of the house. Where were all the MPs?
Getting curiouser, I txt’d a member of the VRWC who was watching proceedings at the Privileges Committee to see if I was mistaken. The reply confirmed that I wasn’t. This was very perplexing, they weren’t watching WRP, 63, LMPONFA lie like a flatfish and they weren’t stopping the ETS legislation, in fact they barely held that up at all. Where were they?
I asked around several MPs and had it confirmed to me that despite being contrary to Standing orders of the parliament they were issued with an edict by the whip forbidding them from attending the Privileges Committee. How bizarre?
Newsflash National Party, people don’t like sooks, they want decisiveness, they want action. In trying desperately to not make mistakes you make worse ones. It is far better to get on with the getting on in the full knowledge that you will make mistakes and when you do apologise for them and move on. You will find that most people will forgive you and are at least glad that you are doing something. Sitting, afraid of what it may or may not look like is cowardice. Good grief, the National party used to stand for something, now they “stand for something, but I’m not quite sure what that something is, oh wait, I have something here I can stand for, oh, i’m sort of squatting for that, not really standing”…..get my point.
Harden the fuck up and start kicking some ass and taking some names.