Just who is Cindy?

Guest post

This latest year or so in politics has been to say the least “turbulent”, and not only here in NZ, but in arguably our greatest partners in the World, the USA and the UK.
First we had Brexit, and then President Trump. What impressed me most about Brexit and Trump was the obvious knowledge of the people involved, From Nigel Farage, to the Donald and Steve Bannon.
Unlike those who only read what the MSM feeds us, I used that wonderful tool called the Internet to look up articles and speeches that these and others have given over a number of years – to say that I have a different opinion from our much loved MSM would be the understatement of the year!
It got me to thinking. After seeing and reading these intellectual heavy weights, all with vast experience in many areas – how does NZ compare.
I will leave out any party that does not have any hope of governing – thus, only three parties qualify – Labour, National and potentially New Zealand First in a support role.
Lets start with NZF and Winston Peters.

Peters has to be the most divisive man in politics – he fulfils a parliamentary role as if he is a law advocate – taking whatever position suits the particular client of the moment. Extensive experience in the law, parliament and as a diplomat. His team is mostly unknown and none strikes you as being heavy weights in any field.
National.
Bill English – About as charismatic as my pet stone and known to be a bit nasty in the art of backroom politics. Has vast experience and has been one of the best if not the best finance minister that NZ has had. Has a highly competent team around him with many genuine stars both in parliamentary terms and in prior life roles.
Labour.
Jacinda Ardern. I think that Ardern could be the most inexperienced candidate for Prime Minister that New Zealand has ever had. Has had no experience in business, rather has spent her life in labour politics, both here in New Zealand and in England. Has no diplomatic experience, no financial experience and generally lacks any sort of credibility. Her team also suffers from the same lack – most of their more “talented” politicians such as Annette King are past their prime – labour has suffered through a lack of renewal and a rigid adherence to a very “left” ideology.
So what you say?
I say to you the New Zealand voter, that nature abhors a vacuum! In Cindy we have the equivalent of the good old NZ favourite – the Pav – white, fluffy and very sweet – but also full of air – who will fill that air if NZ votes in a Labour Government.
Both National and New Zealand first have leaders who will lead! We may not like all that they do, but what you see is what you get.
With Cindy on the other hand, what is it that we will get? Will Heather Simpson (H2) suddenly appear to “help” Cindy in her new role. Or will it be a reincarnation of H1 – Helen Clark back from her time at the UN to be again the puppet master of New Zealand.
I hear you laughing – I would say be careful what you wish for – Vladimar Putin is now dictator for life in Russia, as is Erdogan in Turkey. Both so-called democracies.
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– Rosco
 


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