Corin Dann

What a dilemma…who do you trust?

Paula Bennett has reportedly refused to accept the resignation of the staff member who whispered in a TVNZ journalist’s ear leaking information.

Social Housing Minister Paula Bennett has refused an offer of resignation from the press secretary who told a journalist that a marae leader was under police investigation.

Ms Bennett today faced further questions about the leak, which she said was a “grave error of judgment” by her staff member.

Pressed by Labour MP Kris Faafoi during a scheduled appearance before a select committee in her role as State Services Minister, Ms Bennett said she had no idea the information had been passed on, until confronted by media yesterday afternoon.

“I do not think that she tried to deliberately smear. I do not think that she was trying to deliberately undermine anyone, and I think it was in the context in a conversation about something else, and then at the end it came up.

“She deeply, deeply regrets it. And I can’t apologise enough.”   Read more »

Who is Andrew Little? Did Andrew Little spend the summer preparing for his first speech?

Here is a short clip of Andrew Little’s first speech of the year.

You would have thought that a man in the most important role of his life would have spent the summer working on his speaking. He did not. In 36 seconds he keeps ducking and weaving and looking like he doesn’t belong there.

At several stages in his speech he ran out of breathe and stumbled and stuttered.

And TVNZ obviously didn’t get the memo about what a great speech it was because Katie Bradford apparently said it was a little bit flat. A little bit flat is not going to cut it when it comes to convincing New Zealand that he is our future Prime Minister.

Corin Dann is also disparaging.

Labour Leader Andrew Little has delivered a solid, well-targeted, if unspectacular State of the Nation Address this morning.

The speech was deliberately lacking in policy detail and instead aimed at reassuring business, and in particular the small business owners who’ve deserted Labour, that the party wants to work with them not against them in creating a growing economy.

 

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Do the main stream media engage in dirty politics?

Yes.  They do.   If you don’t believe me, here’s a great example.

Last night, on TVNZ Corrin Dan floated the following as fact (he even went on Twitter)

32

23

In other words, snuggling up to National instead.   Now, if true, that would be news.   If not true, it is nothing but … dirty politics!   (I don’t mind, but remember, these are the people that constantly pretend they are above that sort of carry on.   Read more »

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A few thoughts on the new Alliance

With the left wing shamelessly selling out to Kim Dotcom in the creation of the new Alliance I thought I’d share some thoughts.

One thing we do know is that left wingers are prepared to sell their souls if the ends justifies the means.

Read what Martyn Bradbury has to say:

I just don’t believe we have the luxury of telling the 285 000 kids in poverty that we preferred principled opposition than pragmatic co-operation. 

There you have it…money trumps principles…the very thing that Martyn Bradbury and his little band of socialist dreamers rail against the right for allegedly doing we see them jumping in boots and all. For just a few shiny shekels the hard left of NZ politics has dropped their trousers.

For all of the accusation they have leveled and continue to level against John banks they are doubly worse. When John Banks received a donation it was in his mind “NO strings attached”. Kim Dotcom thought he was buying favours but John Banks could not be bought and so we arrived at the point where we are today with John Banks stitched up on trial by the manipulations and mistruths by Kim Dotcom and his band of enablers and at the same time the left-wing selling their principles for a bit of german loot.

One thing we will be hearing no more from the left-wing though is the description of the coat tail provisions of MMP as a dirty little rort like in Epsom. In fact I await the lengthy posts, articles and television utterances of Patrick Gower about the dirty deals being done on the left. He will no doubt put as much effort and vigour into his reporting of that like he has done with his kickings over Epsom and Ohariu. Or will he? I suspect not.

Dodgy deals and rorts seem to be only done by the right, and not the left. It is a dodgy deal in Epsom but pragmatic use of the MMP system in Te Tai Tokerau. It is dodgy for the right to receive donations from wealthy people but not dodgy for a foreigner interloper on criminal charges to buy two whole political parties.     Read more »

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Poll confirms Collins/Williamson sagas are beltway issues

The Labour party have hung much on their attacks against Maurice Williamson and Judith Collins.

They believe as do their embedded journalists like Corin Dann that these issues have damaged National.

They are kidding themselves, and they only need to look at John Key;s performance in the house on Wednesday to realist that the government knows that both issues are beltway only and hurt them in the polls.

National’s own internal polling must have shown no dip for National in order to John Key to appear so confident. I also know that Labour’s own internal polling is showing much the same. Labour is mired in the 20s, refusing for some 3 months now to budge despite the issues and manufactured scandals.

Now a public poll has been released that shows clearly that this is a beltway issue…that no one other than Trevor Mallard and Grant Robertson give a stuff about a dinner in Beijing.

Overall, the poll indicated voters seemed to be focused on issues other than the National Party’s ministerial woes. Three in four of those surveyed said Ms Collins’ Oravida conflict-of-interest affair and the debacle resulting in Pakuranga MP Maurice Williamson’s abrupt resignation from the party would not have much influence on their voting choice.  

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