Goff's daughter busted

Phil Goff’s daughter was busted in Australia for possession of 4 ecstasy tabs. The bust itself isn’t perhaps a big deal, other than she must have a death-wish if she wants to take 4 ‘e’ by herself. The comments of Phil Goff are much more interesting.

Ecstasy tab - CKSpeaking at Auckland airport yesterday Phil Goff confirmed his daughter’s arrest but said he was confident she had never taken drugs. “I can tell you something, that my daughter has never taken drugs, never taken drugs. I’m not challenging this [court document], she was discharged, she was not convicted.

“I’m not being naive as a father, I know she has not taken drugs apart from the legal drug of alcohol. People do make mistakes in their lives. Kids make mistakes in their lives.”

Phil Goff is in denial and a stupid idiot both at the same time. His daughter, who is an adult, admitted to carrying the drugs, and also admitted she was consume them herself. She would of course because to admit otherwise would have landed her two companions in the crap as well, and one of them has far too much crap going related to drugs anyway.

She admitted in writing to concealing the drugs and she admitted in writing she was going to consume them. Her father is in complete denial, but then he always has been when it comes to dealing with drugs. (You knows what I am talking about, don’t you Phil?  Gloves, tattoos, balaclava, cellphone, your lounge, remember now?)

More interesting though is Phil Goff’s response about the charges and the events following her plea of guilty. He isn’t being quite straight-forward with his answer. She was convicted then something funny happened.

Now, how can someone who has admitted they are guilty, got convicted and fined, then appealed the sentence, get the case kicked up to a more superior judge and suddenly have that conviction quashed? It just doesn’t happen that way, even in NZ with diversion. I smell something more in this story, and Marshall is the master of death by a thousand cuts.

Why Phil Goff just didn’t say something like “This is every parent’s nightmare, that their children become involved with drugs. Of course you stand by your children when they are in trouble, but they have to understand that there are consequences for their actions. This is a family matter and there will be no further comment”, is beyond me?

Instead he answer like a politician and it now makes it look like there is something more to this story. DimPost has a very good post about this. I suggest that Phil and his spinners watch the video too.


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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.

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