Disaster Tourist Gareth Hughes posted at Frogblog about the SVA. He was doing well until the very end when he said:
The image of the lazy, selfish, and drunk student or the inept and corrupt student association so favoured of ACT and National Party arguments is well and truly busted.
Like a true pinko he couldn’t help himself and had to politicise the disaster in Christchurch.
This uncharitable individual talks up the SVA, then smears National and ACT without being aware of the facts.
Sam Johnson is a National Party member. He ran for the centre right Independent Citizens in the last local body elections, and won a seat on his community board. The politically aware in Christchurch rate him as a huge talent, even if Sam is far to modest to rate himself as that. He bought together a good group of students after the September 4th earthquake, and these people were not student politicians.
This blog understands that the UCSA provided Sam’s group funds to help out at the last election, and have been very, very helpful, but this is not a UCSA initative – it was Sam and his group of highly competent volunteer students that made it all happen.
On the community board Sam has also done some smart things. He has tried to build better relationships between drunken students and normal people, by dealing sensibly with problems. If you put rubbish bins on the road on a Thursday night when students are walking home from the pub drunk then there is a law of nature that says that the rubbish bins will be tipped over. So Sam asked to move the rubbish day to a day when there werent drunken students. There are other examples that have filtered through the tip line about what an exceptional guy Sam is.
Frogblog amongst other leftwing blogs and Gareth Hughes in particular need to accept that Sam is doing things for the right reasons, rather than for some narrow political advantage like them.
UPDATE: When I posted a comment on the post I ticked the “notify Facebook” option and my comment went to my wall. That prompted amny in the Whale Army to go and comment at Frog Blog. Well now those comments have been deleted except for the sychophant comments. Comments from me and David Farrar and Keeping Stock were all deleted. Seems that not only dot he Greens lie but they don’t want to be caught lying.
UPDATE 2: The Comments are back now…and they are blaming a technical fault…yeah right…caught int eh headlights more like.