Cosgrove is a Count

Yesterday was a day for awards. Firstly I gave Clayton Cosgrove a Bronze Star for his truthful explanation of why Labour supported the Christchurch earthquake enabling legislation. Then I gave a Silver Star to Simon Bridges for a brilliant Facebook wall comment.

Unfortunately for Clayton Cosgrove the sheer shock of getting an award from me went straight to his head and he decided to try and score points against Judith Collins by asking her to compare real numbers (they are good) with projections (which are moronic) on Police numbers. The ensuing chaos as poor Plughead got a maths lesson from the minister and another supplementary lesson in dealing with reality rather than figures conjured up by the Police Association was something to behold. You almost feel sorry for the guy, up to his arms in sh*t at home and it’s over his head at work.

To top all that off Louise Upston mocked him by saying he can’t count on her Facebook wall. Todd McClay, ever the quick wit, added the following;

Clayton Cosgrove is a count

Clayton Cosgrove is a count

Gold Star for Boris. Actually I think he should get the Kevin Taylor Truth in Politics Award. Him and Simon Bridges can be the inaugural nominees.

Of course I must also hand out a Gold Star to Judith Collins for her comments on the dopers smoking it up on the lawn outside parliament.

Police Minister Judith Collins wasn’t impressed to learn what protestors had got away with.

“Well there is a moron born every moment, you know, people like that,” she said.

“I’m sure if you look at the policing act you’ll see that I’m not in a position to tell police how to enforce the law but I also know that if they do enforce the law in matters like that there will be plenty of people willing to criticise them for doing so.”

No wonder Plughead got a flogging again after that.


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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.

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