After channelling Nixon, he’s now doing a pretty good Sgt Shultz impression

After channelling Richard Nixon with his “I’m not shifty” statement, he’s now doing a pretty good Sgt Shultz impression:

Prime Minister Bill English is seeking to draw a line under the tape-gate scandal, telling reporters after a torrid week there is nothing more to say.

It is a week since English was forced to come clean over his evidence to police contradicting earlier statements about his knowledge of a taping scandal involving junior MP Todd Barclay, who has been forced to stand down at the next election.

After a weekend of further twists, and a bruising round of broadcast interviews on Monday morning, English fronted up to journalists at his weekly press conference and told them at least nine separate times: “I have nothing to add“.

“At the heart of this is just two people who fell out badly; I happen to know them. That’s what is at the heart of this. I would hope as a result of this process….theres some resolution to the sad situation of these people who I know well, who are good people, who served their community and who fell out badly.”

Police are deciding whether to reopen their investigation into Barclay recording his electorate staffer,Glenys Dickson, in an effort to find out if she was undermining him.

I’m not sure pulling a Sgt Shultz is going to let him wriggle out of the shit he dumped himself in.

STFU as a policy is a bit too late now.

 

-Fairfax

 


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As much at home writing editorials as being the subject of them, Cam has won awards, including the Canon Media Award for his work on the Len Brown/Bevan Chuang story. When he’s not creating the news, he tends to be in it, with protagonists using the courts, media and social media to deliver financial as well as death threats.

They say that news is something that someone, somewhere, wants kept quiet. Cam Slater doesn’t do quiet and, as a result, he is a polarising, controversial but highly effective journalist who takes no prisoners.

He is fearless in his pursuit of a story.

Love him or loathe him, you can’t ignore him.

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