You must stop picking on Jacinda – or you will hear from Clarke

Jacinda Ardern is fast getting a reputation for being a snowflake and someone who needs other people to rush to her defence because people are being mean.

Her “partner”, Clarke Gayford, has twice now got upset and hurty feelings because people are being mean to his princess.

Clarke Gayford has waded into the political battlefield once again, in defence of his partner and her politics.

Auckland DJ Karn Hall posted on his public Facebook page that it was becoming evident “Miss Jacinda Ardern sounds more like a follower than a leader”.

Hall said Ardern’s repeated comments that Labour would not announce its tax policies, until an expert panel gave its recommendations, was akin to “winging it”.

“Labour has 9 years of expertise in opposition and now, days from an election they’re telling us they will seek expert advice. As an elected public servant with nearly a decade of tax-payer funded employment shouldn’t Jacinda be more of an authority? “

Ardern’s long-time partner was quick to jump to her defence and said Ardern’s decision to hold off until a more educated policy could be made was “bold”.

“After 9 years in the wilderness, how much easier would it have been for her to say it wasn’t up for discussion and then bring it in like the Nats did with GST?”

Instead he said Ardern was laying the basis for a transparent approach.

“It will take at least 18months to implement, by which time we will have the 2020 election a year away. Voters don’t like that? Fine, vote.”

Gayford said to those yet undecided on where their votes would lay, he said any policy formed without taking advice is “reckless”.

He also called the DJ out on the use of the word miss.

“As for the sexist ‘quote’ and pointed use of ‘miss’ all that does is clearly reveal your hand. You also aren’t speaking for most of the people I know, so why sign off with a ‘world’ emoji? I must of missed that election.”

Uhmmm….Helen Clark went by ‘Miss’ for years.

But here is the thing…She is standing for parliament, not the local tiddlywinks club. She wants to be PM, not the Ladies High Tea Society secretary.

She bangs on about equality, this is it. We sledge out all manner of other MPs…this is what it is. If she can’t take the heat then she should get out of the kitchen.

Being a blouse and crying a river of tears when some one says something hurty is pathetic.

The vitriol the left hurls at people saw them tell politicians to suck it up. The left wing even go after families, like they did for Max Key and others.

Politics is a rough, brutal game. If you don’t like the hits stop playing.


-NZ Herald

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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 that takes no prisoners.

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