Investigate claims a scalp

David Parker has resigned as Attorney-General.

Prime Minister Helen Clark has announced that he offered her his resignation and she has accepted it.

This is in sharp contrast to her comments this morning when she said;

"I'm not going to start a public inquiry every time Investigate magazine decides to smear somebody, which is every month on average".

Looks like there was more to this story than meets the eye and Labour couldn't face more questions and the drip feeding of allegations.

David Farrar has a list of Labour indiscretions

  • David Parker – resigned for false official returns
  • Lianne Dalziel – resigned for lying
  • Dover Samuels – stood down over personal issues
  • Marian Hobbs – stood down for claiming out of Wgtn accommodation
  • Ruth Dyson – resigned for drink driving
  • David Benson-Pope – stood down for bullying and lying allegations
  • Helen Clark – should have stood down for painting forgery
  • John Tamihere – resigned/sacked for various misdeeds
  • Taito Philip "El Jefe" Field – under investigation for dodgy immigration scams.

Still one must give big kudos to David Parker for taking it on the chin like a man unlike some others out there. Good onya.

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As much at home writing editorials as being the subject of them, Cam has won awards, including the Canon Media Award for his work on the Len Brown/Bevan Chuang story. When he’s not creating the news, he tends to be in it, with protagonists using the courts, media and social media to deliver financial as well as death threats.

They say that news is something that someone, somewhere, wants kept quiet. Cam Slater doesn’t do quiet and, as a result, he is a polarising, controversial but highly effective journalist who takes no prisoners.

He is fearless in his pursuit of a story.

Love him or loathe him, you can’t ignore him.