Is Goff unimpressed now?

Yesterday Trevor Mallard offensively compared John Key to various totalitarian regimes, including Nazi Germany and Stalinist Russian.

When CHris Carter, who ironically had his valedictory yesterday, did a similar thing Phil Goff and Trevor Mallard were quick to distance themselves from the comments.

Carter later blogged about the incident, but it was later removed by the blog’s editor Trevor Mallard, who did not see the funny side.

“Trevor was sensitive to anyone who found it offensive. There are people still alive who suffered under fascism; that wasn’t something I thought about when I put the blog up,” says Carter.

Now Trevor Mallard has done exactly the same thing. Will he retract his tweet, and now unreservedly apologise to John Key and will Phil Goff be unimpressed as he was with Chris Carter?

Phil Goff is known for his flip-flops of opinion, my pick is he will say that this was just Trevor being Trevor. He will be right of course, just so long as we are under no mis-apprehension that Trevor being Trevor means he is being a rude prick who tells lies.

Of course this could all be part of Trevor’s underpants stealing campaign plan.


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  • statlerandwaldorf

    Mallard is a piece of shit. There is no point whatsoever in expecting any reasonable standard of behaviour from him.

  • diabolos

    I really enjoyed your remakes of Helen Clark in a Stalinist Soviet Uniform – and the reworks of Hitlers Bunker as the Labour Party Caucus room. It wasnt offensive at all – and although cloaked in humour – it held a viewpoint.

    Key is just as good at flip flopping – its a political trait. Only thing he does is grin like an idiot with bad diction when he’s doing it. Plus Petra always looks like she wants to race him off somewhere when he’s interviewed on that Morning programme.

    The comparison with Key and his fellows is valid (Rodders had a distinctly benito lookalike thing going on there – pity he’s gone/going/gone – JK has a little bit of Reinhard Heydrich going on – possibly also a little bit of Eva Braun in the humourous antics department as well). I reckon its all quite justified to use those comparisons. That era had a huge impact on society – and its a very good object lesson in the exercise of naked power. So where is the law against using it – probably being rushed through under urgency late at night, as we type …