Listen up pansies, you are standing for public office not playing knuckle-bones with your sister


It seems there are a bunch of pansies out there, from Colin Craig to recent local body candidates who are all crying foul because..shock, horror, people are campaigning against them.

They all cry dirty politics. Listen up cupcakes…there is no such thing. There is just politics.

The latest cry-baby pansy pants is a candidate in Queenstown.

A high-profile Queenstown Lakes mayoral candidate has asked police to investigate an alleged “campaign” against him, saying he has no time for dirty politics.

Businessman Jim Boult, who is on the Hawkins Group board and is a former chief executive of Christchurch Airport, says he has laid a complaint with Queenstown police over an alleged campaign.

In a statement, Boult said over recent weeks he had become aware of actions “which may have had the intent of trying to influence the outcome of the election against me”.

He said he wanted a clean race and did not have time for “dirty politics”.  

Wah, wah, wah…people are being mean to me.

“In recent days I have received a number of queries from media and now feel obligated to make a statement.

“This alleged campaign, and the actions and behaviours of those involved are extremely disappointing not just for me but for our ratepayers and residents whom I believe deserve better,” Boult said.

Boult said he was taking “great care” with what he disclosed about the matter.

“I have taken advice from senior legal counsel and, as a result have made a complaint to the Queenstown police and provided them with the information that has been passed onto me.

“This is for police to work through fully as is appropriate,” Boult said.

He said he would not comment publicly on the identity or motives of those persons that were allegedly involved.

“Right from the start, and throughout this campaign, I have been very clear that the focus and debate should be on the issues of importance to our communities such as planning, affordable housing, transport and dealing with some real growth challenges.

“I am determined not to be distracted from the issues that matter most in this election. I truly believe that residents and ratepayers will vote for me based on my experience, community contribution and most of all leadership,” Boult said.

Queenstown police have been asked if they were investigating any alleged offences under the Electoral Act. A spokesman said: “Police are talking to an individual about some matters of concern to them.”

Five candidates are contesting the mayoralty of the Queenstown Lakes District Council.

What a complete sooky-pants. He is unfit for public office if he doesn’t like a campaign running against him. Likewise, the pansies who run off to court because of a supposed campaign against them.

The thing that annoys me the most is they are just facing some robust debate and challenges. I’m not even operating in Queenstown this election. If he wants a taste of Dirty Politics then he would be shocked at just how effective it would be against him.

Harden up cupcakes. It isn’t dirty politics to challenge you, especially if you are a ratbag. It’s called politics. It’s tough and not for the faint hearted. If you don’t like it then stand for the committee at the local tiddlywinks club.


– Fairfax

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