What could Delahunty’s excuse be for Charter School Lie?


When trying to attack NZ Charter Schools on RadioLive on Monday Catherine Delahunty was trying to sound at least a tiny bit credible. So when Duncan Garner asked her if she had even bothered to visit one – she lied and said she had.

On Tuesday afternoon Garner exposed it.

Here are 6 things that may be offered as excuses in a situation like that.

– as the Greens spokesperson for education I am not expected to tell the truth.   

– as the Greens spokesperson for education I consider all morals to be relative – it was as truth to me.

– as the Greens spokesperson for education how am I expected to know the difference between visiting a Private School years ago and visiting a Charter School in 2014.

– as the Greens spokesperson for education how am I expected to know the difference between Private School a Charter School at all.

– as the Greens spokesperson for education I can confirm that the excess CO2 in the atmosphere caused by my travel has prevented clear thinking.

– as the Greens spokesperson for education how am supposed to know the difference between 2014 and years ago.


Will an apology be forthcoming?

She is a Green, of course she won’t apologise…Russel Norman will instead keep focussing on who the Prime Minsiter txts.



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  • Morgy

    Heard this; disgusted. Delahunty you are a disgrace.

    • Salacious Crumb

      But truly representative of the Green Party so don’t sound be surprised.

  • Euan Ross-Taylor

    As a Green Party MP, ultimate truth lies within the Party.

    • Maybe it does but will Muppet Wussell take her to task? Can you imagine the furore if this had been the National spokesperson.

  • rantykiwi

    Stop attacking the poor old crone – she’s from the left of the political spectrum where the truth is optional.

    • …and if it’s not optional – it will be like Laila and Hone’s morals, principals, ethics and be exceptionally bendy.

  • Greens education and “toxics” mouthpiece getting totally schooled by a “toxic” blogger – priceless!

    But at least the toxics mouthpiece can take solace that the schooling wasn’t just from an obscure blogger no one has heard of, read or visited – the schooling has been by NZ’s most favourite, multi-award winning blogger – as judged and voted for by the NZ public. And as a losing politicians knows – the voters are never wrong.

  • Nice to see Duncan Garner focussing on something other than the PM’s contact with a multi award-winning blogger!

    But will Delahunty apologise, having been caught in a lie? Only if Gaia tells her to…

  • Dave_1924

    The problem focusing on others fibs, fudges and half truths is people focus on your’s….. Ms Delahunty exposed for the classic leftie “do as I say not as I do”itis

  • Tom

    As the Greens spokesperson for education: ”Greetings to your planet”

    • BigDes

      That’s brilliant, thanks. :-)

  • Martin

    “I refuse to conform to the patriarchy’s attempts to oppress me with their bourgeois concepts of truth — look at what they have done to my sisters with their poisoned rivers and inequality.”

    • Yeah, right, whatever…


  • symgardiner

    If you use the same words as they have used for JK, then you would say she has been “cute with the truth”.

    • ex-JAFA

      Cute? More like indecent assault!

  • Ghost

    I dont see what the problem is, this is the Green party, you know, man made global warming, public transport is the way of the future, green party is an environmental party…… when has the truth ever slipped into their mandate.

  • Yeah, right, whatever…

    How about “As the Greens spokesperson for education I am far too busy troughing to have time to worry about insignificant details such as telling the truth.”

  • Kevin

    How about the standard commie excuse of the ends justify the means so what’s a few lies (and 100 million dead) here and there?

  • The Whinging Pom

    Perhaps she just thought that as it was on MSM her lie would either be ignored, or reported as if it were the truth?

    Wussell will be demanding a full inquiry into how a media functionary was allowed to step out of line in this way.

  • Cadwallader

    Having seen her I can see why she wound-up being “married to a mountain,” the mountain couldn’t run away.

  • Alloytoo

    “As a Green Spokesperson…” the “for education” is superfluous, all green spokespersons are fundamentally dishonest.

    None the less I have a suggestion, why doesn’t Mr Slater obtain Russel Norman’s phone number and start texting him.

  • Citizen

    I’m glad you’re here reporting on what the MSM won’t. These types are so used to lying, and it being lapped up word for word they just can’t lose the habit!

  • caochladh

    Boy, is that a face full of issues, but I guess thats one of the criteria to belong to the Green’s.

  • Justsayn

    – I thought you said starter pools.

  • cows4me

    Melon spokesperson for education, priceless, you would have thought she would have had one. Mad Cath pontificating about education is about as relevant as me commenting on brain surgery.

    • Cadwallader

      Having read your comments fora year or so, I think you’d be a great brain surgeon but not much of a Green MP (two compliments in one sentence!)

    • From what i’ve seen of your comments i think you could do a better job talking about brain surgery than this monkey could do on edumacation.

  • Bart67

    Wait for the Parliamentary Question, “To the Minister of Education, have you received any reports regarding the performance of Charter Schools?” I would love to see the fur fly after that discourse!

  • Sir Cullen’s Sidekick

    “as the Greens spokesperson for education” – I don’t have any brain.

  • Damon Mudgway

    Does anyone know what taxpayer salary this poor excuse for a woman gets paid?

    • Platinum Fox

      I don’t think that the 2014 determination of Parliamentary salaries and allowances is out yet (it’s due this month). The 2013 version set the base salary for a back bencher without any select committee chair or whip responsibilities at $147,800 plus an annual allowance of $16,300. When the new determination is published, the new salary rate will be back-dated to 1 July 2014.

  • Mike

    – as the Greens spokesperson for education how am I expected to know more about my portfolio than my party leaders know about theirs?

  • ex-JAFA

    Love the past/future selves and out-of-body experience explanations. Like all of the Green caucus, she’s on a continual out-of-mind experience.

  • Tom

    Delahunty has just taken stupid to a whole new level.

  • Never in the dark…..

    QT: For MP Delahunty: Do you stand by all your statements?