“the most miserable bunch of flowers I’ve ever received” – Annette King

"Miserable" Whaleoil flowers

“Miserable” Whaleoil flowers

Claire Trevett reports

Labour MP Annette King has received flowers from an unlikely admirer and says while she always likes getting flowers “it is the most miserable bunch of flowers I’ve ever received.”

Ms King was sent flowers by Whaleoil blogger Cameron Slater today with a card thanking her for promoting Mr Slater and his blog in Parliament.

Ms King had attacked the blog in Parliament yesterday.

“I’ve always enjoyed receiving flowers, and it was nice to be thanked by Cameron for promoting his blog. But I think his blog must be in financial trouble because it’s the most miserable bunch of flowers I’ve ever received. The flowers will not require me to put them on my Pecuniary Interests register.”

She said there were five gerberas and one lily, with six chocolates attached.

She would not throw them into the gutter because it was not the flowers’ fault they had come from Mr Slater, so she would put them somewhere where others could enjoy them.

Ms King said it did show that Mr Slater at least had a sense of humour.



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  • Lux

    Very very Funny!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • dilligaf2013

    It’s only because the flowers wilted immediately in her presence…………!

    • Agent BallSack

      Is Helen in town?

      • dilligaf2013

        If Helen was in town they would have turned into a dried arrangement immediately
        EDIT – DUST

        • Mr Sackunkrak

          And kittens freeze to death on her lap.

  • rangitoto

    What an ingrate

  • Of course Cam has a sense of humour. How else can he laugh at dead SOCKs?

  • tarkwin

    Good stuff Cam, must have hurt spending on that – and I don’t mean the flowers!

    • CommonSense404

      I’m sure I just saw the “donate” button heading backwards by a couple of %

      • Blokeintakapuna

        Probably Disqus. I needed to clear my browser history to see an earlier comment, plus on an up vote – it’s been giving an “-1” Go figure!

        • kaykaybee

          Bugs….might just be you. Perhaps Kim Dotcom is monitoring you?????

        • CommonSense404

          I was joking – reference to the cost of the flowers and need to top up the coffers….

    • No hurt at all…the landmine was laid and she fair played hopscotch all over it

  • Don W

    Should have sent her a bouquet of ragwort and thistles

  • Agent BallSack

    Typical Labour, complaining even when someone does something nice for them. I have never seen a miserable flower in my life, only miserable people who receive them.

    • kaykaybee

      What a lovely young man you are. Here’s one for you!! :)

      • Agent BallSack

        Awwww thanks kaykaybee. However you have obviously never seen me in the morning!

        • Dave

          well, that’s your story ABS.

    • jude

      Very well put!

  • Sagacious Blonde

    Lol – another graduate of Hipkin’s school of maths – there’s six gerberas and two stems of lilies in it

  • jaundiced

    She’d be a hard one to please.
    She’s not even nice to her rellies – she let it be known in her rant that Chris Finlayson is her cuzzie, but obviously not even a hint of warmth in that direction

  • Blokeintakapuna

    Too funny – great work Whale!

    But it does give insights into her entitlement attitude. She even “expects” an over-sized bigger bunch of flowers from someone she was just denigrating under the protection of Parliamentary privilege??

    What a bitch! No wonder she’s not at the leadership table any more…. or a land lady so much either.

  • richard.b

    Thank God you didn’t send them last Friday. As Landlady, she might have thought you were coming onto her and invited you to ‘a little get together’ at her house.

    • Phar Lap

      Her House??that’s where Darren Hughes got his knickers in a Knot or was it her, in the warm autumn evening in March 2011.She was not so loose lipped at that time, when asked to explain the alleged sexual events at her house.She got the name grandma Clampett,as her mouth was sealed shut.Yet to this day,we still await the truth about the Lie-bour Party crime coverup..

  • kaykaybee


    Another nail in the coffin of “we the people” She’s shown that she’s just another “rich prick” used to receiving enormous bunches of exotic flowers from other rich pricks.

    Annette – get your butt out the taxpayer subsidised butter it’s been in for decades and get a real job. Maybe when you’re paying for them yourself you’ll see that sending flowers is a gesture not a status symbol.

  • richard.b

    In reply “You are the most miserable person to have been sent flowers”

  • Agent BallSack

    I notice other people can enjoy them just not Annette King. Not enough duct tape and the swiss ball got lost en route.

  • Lion_ess

    Clearly the flowers were perfectly matched for the recipient. You would have hardly bought her roses.

  • Ronnie Chow

    “She said there were five gerberas” . Was that what caused the naked , scared boy to flee her house…

    • ratmuncher

      She sleepwalks naked perhaps?

      • Sponge


      • Adam Michaels

        Oh, God no…the thought of that just wrecked my tea

    • john Doe

      Eww. Plastic gerberas with a battery?

  • Ronnie Chow

    Personally , Annette is a good person , however as a Parliamentarian , Ragwort and Thistles would have been more appropriate…

  • Euan Ross-Taylor

    No wonder the donations meter didn’t seem gain much over night. Money got siphoned off. Maybe white arum lilies would have been more appropriate (funeral flowers).

  • Dave

    Gez Cam, its good she didn’t spot the Camera and microphone, just hope they don’t end up in her bedroom. In all seriousness, bloody good move – love it.

    Andrew little will mention you soon, he will be hoping for flowers as well, but I suggest an old dried up cactus.

    • Annette, perhaps?

    • Adam Michaels

      That fellow? The New Plymouth Labourites have just agreed to have him as their candidate.

    • Patrick

      Platform shoes for the angry little man

      • Dave

        They don’t make platform shoes big enough for him to overcome his SMD

    • Shhh the GCSB want their mic back undamaged

  • Phar Lap

    Of course wasn’t she the inept Lie-bour Minister of Police,when crime in Auckland soared under her watch.To save her grandma Clampett face at the time.Her comments “the moon was affecting the Aucklanders causing them to commit murder and mayhem”. WTF.Call herself a politician,after thirty plus years in Parliament sucking off the taxpayer,she now thinks she is entitled to freebies.She has been long past her use-by-date which expired at least twenty years ago.No wonder ,she is smelling of decay,yet blames the flowers .Arrrrgh.

    • kaykaybee

      God I’d forgotten about her werewolf moment ;)

    • Cowgirl

      She seriously said that?!

      • Edwin Wigmore

        Yes, she was later known as Annette “full moon” King

  • Sally

    Same type of flower that Kim has …..Double meaning?

  • Saggy

    Love your work!

  • oldmanNZ

    they not miserable, I given worst to my missus…

  • LesleyNZ

    They are lovely flowers. What sort does Annette like then? I am sure the florist will be very unhappy because Annette is criticising the florist’s handiwork. Aren’t there some unopened lilies in the bunch? That bunch of flowers would cost quite a bit.

  • Blokeintakapuna

    I hope the chocolates were potent laxative chocolates – just so she can have a taste of what NZ thinks of her and her political party.

  • LesleyNZ

    History and meaning of the Gerbera daisy –

    “Primary Significance: The fifth most popular flower in the world, gerbera daisies can mean innocence, purity, and cheerfulness. These large daisy variations come in a number of vibrant colors, and sending them is the perfect way to brighten someone’s day.
    When you want to send the gift of cheer, gerbera daisies are your sure choice. Distinguished by large flowering heads that closely resemble those of sunflowers, gerbera daisies come in a vibrant rainbow of colors. Bright pink, snow white, sunny yellow, and ruby red are just a few of the gorgeous colors that these happy flowers” boast. http://www.proflowers.com/guide/history-and-meaning-or-garbera-daisies

    “While white lilies symbolize chastity and virtue – and were the symbol of the Virgin Mary’s purity and her role of Queen of the Angels – as other varieties became popular, they brought with them additional meanings and symbolism as well. Peruvian lilies, or alstroemeria, represent friendship and devotion, white stargazer lilies express sympathy and pink stargazer lilies represent wealth and prosperity. Symbolizing humility and devotion, lilies of the valley are the 2nd wedding anniversary flower.”

  • dumbshit

    just shows how deep their snouts are in the entitlement trough, she must be near to needing a snorkel

    • Edwin Wigmore

      Maybe not a snorkel, but certainly only the tops of the ears are showing

  • Blokeintakapuna

    Were the flowers delivered in a cracked pot?

    • Patrick

      delivered to a crackpot maybe?

  • OhopeBeachBugger

    Well I think they’re lovely. What an ungrateful wretch Ms King is – and when, indeed, did anyone last give that old battleaxe some flowers?

  • spanish_tudor

    Perhaps WO should have sent her a swiss ball as a “thank you” instead of flowers. I hear Aunty Annette’s went missing.

    • Blokeintakapuna

      I’ve heard about this mysterious “swiss ball” and the original story it relates to – but don’t know any details. Do I really want to know?

      I only mention it, because Annette’s Swiss Ball is getting more media coverage and more positive media coverage than Cunliffe has this week…

      • Cowgirl

        I kind of want to know what went on there – I’ve heard stuff all in the press (quelle surprise)

        • Annette’s Swiss Ball was involved in the “incident” where a Hawkes Bay “schoolboy” (18 at the time, I recall) and Annette’s flat mate Mr Darren Hughes were involved in a situation where two healthy lads were working out with it…. well, one was willing, the other terrified. One has been gracefully left alone and remains unnamed, and the other is in exile in the UK.

          • Lux

            I was engaged at 17 and 18 .. in University ..

          • Dave

            And I thought I married young at 21 …….

  • motorizer

    i hope they are plastic.

  • Rodger T

    Labours motto is “an equal sharing of the misery” after all, so she should really be happy with them.

  • maninblack

    Should have got the ungrateful old tart some Venus fly traps or cactus’s. Would suit her personality.

    • Boss Hogg

      I would have sent gorse and ragwort flowers. Old Witch. As far past use by date as the stupid Duck !!!

  • john Doe

    Miserable old bag. Had nothing good to say in parliament. Would not expect her to have anything nice to say as mayor.

    Is she married?

  • Sir Cullen’s Sidekick

    Don’t worry Whale Oil bros. My aunty will eat them for breakfast tomorrow…end of story…

  • rrroberto

    Nice bunch of flowers, appropriately selected by colour. Red for her party colours, and the blood on the floor her caucus room next election,Green for her would be coalition partner finance minister and the most noticed member of the Opposition, and yellow for her leader, who was MIA again yesterday. A couple of Lilies to remind her of Rob Muldoon

    • Cowgirl

      Proof that Labour cannot count – there’s more than 1 lily there.

  • Cowgirl

    Ungrateful cow. I bet she hardly ever gets flowers from men.

    • Lux

      Actually looking at the flowers.. they would look amazing if you took them out of the paper and into a lovely vase .. the lilies will probably open tomorrow and the smell will be amazing and they will last for days ..
      as long as there is water in the vase.

      • LesleyNZ

        Yes and put in a little drop of bleach to keep the water clean.

  • A bunch of pansies would have been more apt.

  • Dan

    Darren will get them for his room

    • Lux

      That comment made me choke with laughter ..

  • peterwn

    She is too dumb to realise that she is slagging off at Wellington florists. Does she think that Cam sent them via email, or as a file suitable for a 3D printer?

  • Edwin Wigmore

    As a memorable quote from Pam Corkery, “if she was complaining about the dried arrangements.. many would say she was one of them.”

  • Col

    But then again she would have seen to many bunches of flowers would she, the old chook.

  • The “miserable” Annette spits the dummy, and Cam holds his tongue: Updated score: 0-1

  • kehua

    I bet the fat old slapper scoffed the chocolate.

  • Bryan

    well laughter is a good medicine and that was good medicine to start any day