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Massey Uni want to know “the Best Quote”

The utterances of politicians and bloggers caught up in the 2014 election campaign dominate public voting opportunities in Massey University’s 2014 New Zealand quote of the year competition.

Former Labour Party leader David Cunliffe’s apology for being a man, and an emotional tirade by Internet Party press secretary Pam Corkery feature in the top 10 quote competition.

In her outburst Corkery described journalists during the 2014 election campaign as being “glovepuppets of blogger Cameron Slater.”

Slater makes the list for his statement that he plays politics like Fijians play rugby. 

Last year’s winner was then-Cabinet Minister Maurice Williamson for his “most enormous big gay rainbow” quote during a speech in Parliament supporting the gay marriage law.

The 10 shortlisted one-liners for the 2014 New Zealand Quote of the Year competition [were selected] by Massey speech writing specialist Dr Heather Kavan.

If you feel like putting your vote in, you can do it here.



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  • Watcher

    I have just voted 10 times for Cams quote, I am presuming they all count.
    When I get a bit more spare time I may well vote another 50-100X

    Fun really :-)

  • Spiker

    I notice the list has been rearranged since this morning & Cams quote is now at the bottom of the list. Thats handy.

    • Watcher

      yup closer to the submit button eh Spiker…nice that they are so considerate :-)

  • Sorry Cam, but Kelvin Davis won it for me,

  • Des Marshall

    Pam’s takes the cake, just for the sheer depth of stupidity it displayed.

  • Champagneshane

    Click away folks. I can see this going the way of the Netguide awards.
    But I must say that Steven JoyBoy’s ” pretty legal” takes some beating……it’s kinda
    like ” well, I’m half pregnant”

  • andrew carrot

    An academic with a Phd in Speech Writing! I suppose the next one we’ll hear from is the Auckland Business School’s HR expert on contemporary elves and reindeer issues.

  • kiwibattler

    I’m sorry as a Whaleoil man for voting for Cunliffe’s quote…….

    • Wallace Westland

      I’m not sorry for anything.

    • Crookednose

      It might be the only thing David will win for a very long time.

  • Bazza63

    I am impressed that 3 out of the 10 quotes revolve around Cam.

  • Cadwallader

    Two years ago it deserved to be Paula Bennett’s “Zip it sweetie!” to Horse Woman.

  • Keanne Lawrence

    It really seems they missed a classic from David Parker regarding the election result.
    “I am simply not prepared to let this milestone become a tombstone.”