Carter Claus keeps on giving

No Shame Carter just cannot shake the sense of entitlement he learned under the tutelage of Helen Clark. He also obviously didn’t get the memo from Goff not to talk to media and especially to one who hits hard like Jonathan Marshall. It also seems that Campbell Live and Close Up aren’t the ones Carter spoke to when he broke his media silence.

ERRANT WEST AUCKLAND MP Chris Carter last night broke his silence, saying he was returning to parliament, having taken advice from the party’s former head, Helen Clark.

Last week Labour leader Phil Goff told Carter to head home to think about his future, after his refusal to front to media and apologise for using his ministerial credit card to buy flowers and massages.

Goff said Carter, MP for Te Atatu, had failed to express contrition and forced him to apologise unreservedly.

When the Sunday Star-Times asked Carter if he felt pressured into apologising, he replied: “I think that, ah, ah, we had discussions around it, of course. I think I needed time to reflect on it. When you are shoved into a corridor with a whole lot of journalists who have been waiting three-and-a-half hours to interview you… it wasn’t very conducive to clear thinking.”

Carter said: “We could argue the rights and wrongs of whether I’ve done anything wrong. The only personal items were two bunches of flowers that a staff member sent on their card, and all ministerial travel was signed off.”

He said the apology was given “because you have to think about what is good for the Labour Party”.

If ever there was proof that the Labour Party, at least a significant faction oof it, is still being run fro New York it is there in writing. Goff has effectively been given the fingers by No Shame Carter who went runnign to Aunty Helen because the meanies were picking on him coz he is gay.

Any semblence of control Goff might have had over his caucus, after 10 days from hell, evaporated with one silly phone call to a journalist who is known to record everything. Bizarrely No Shame Carter has tried denying he said what he said to Jonathan Marshall, it can be only a matter of time until Goff and everyone else is sent the audio of the phone conversation between Carter and Marshall.

If Goff has any balls and survives caucus on Tuesday he should demand Carter’s resignation.

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