The Mad Butcher

Sir Butch wants to be like the Whale

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Actually Sir Butch,?this is a little more scary…

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Whale Week What Was

QC7kkThe blog started Saturday by having a look at a number of Christchurch?people taking pictures up women’s skirts?at malls. ?And wouldn’t you know it? ?A teacher was arrested as well. ?Iain Lees-Galloway shows he is a slimy git by opening a Burger King and then refusing to take a bite, preferring to preach sensible food choices. ?Cam then called for nominations for Worst Political Journalist, and Barry Soper and John Campbell appeared hot favourites. ? Next we had a vote on Best Political Journalist, which Larry Williams took out with a massive 47% of the vote. ?Graham McCready withdrew?litigation?against John Banks because it made no sense to anyone – as in – they couldn’t understand what it said. ?Whale then claims a win on his Hekia Parata predictions and wonders why Key has let this train wreck happen. ?We raise our eyebrows about Nelson looking for a scooter riding bottom pincher and then watch a video of what happens to a pig at the bottom of the sea over 7 days. ?Next a post where Greens are fighting Greens over the Google solar plant. ?On the one side: solar energy. ?On the other? Turtles. ? Charles Krauthammer explains why gun control alone isn’t the solution to mass shootings. ? A MENSA spokesperson calls people with low IQs carrots and the BBC feels they have to apologise. ?There is a property for sale next to Kim Dotcom‘s place. ?Cam suggests the GCSB or the US should have bought it to set up spying operations. ? WOBH is calling for The Whale Army to send in their holiday snaps, in a new feature called Snapped! ?Cam takes a brief look at who will enter parliament if Tim Groser leaves for the WTO. ?To close the day, a?WhaleTech post looks at a the cull-de-sac that’s the QII roll-up keyboard. Read more »

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Quote of the Day

By John Key about Sir Peter Leitch:

“We gave Sir Peter a knighthood,” Mr Key said, “And if we could give him a second one, we would.”

Has Darien cost Damien his seat?

The latest iPredict update shows some interesting movement in West Coast-Tasman.

There has been a change of forecast winner in West Coast-Tasman. ?For the first time since March, National’s Chris Auchinvole is expected to retain the rugby league loving West Coast-Tasman (55% probability up from 47% last week). ?This follows media reports of attacks on prominent rugby league supporter Sir Peter Leitch (“The Mad Butcher”) by two Labour MPs.

That is an interesting swing in the stocks.

Herald Editorial Slams Fenton

The NZ Herald editorial slams Darien Fenton for her outburst against Sir Peter Leitch.

This petulance spoke volumes. The Mad Butcher has been a working man selling his meat in working-class areas for more than a generation. Despite his own wealth, he has stronger blue-collar credentials than Ms Fenton and her Opposition backbenchers combined.

He has for years been a prominent “mate” of the former Labour Prime Minister Helen Clark and, among many acts of charity over a lifetime, provided and cooked meat for the barbecue held after former leader David Lange’s funeral.

For Ms Fenton, though, his broadcast utterances were political treason. That any member of the country’s working class could speak well of a “Tory” leader is anathema. Unthinkable. Unforgivable.

Fenton’s outburst has been followed up by one from Louisa Wall.

The Fenton comments would have been politically dumb and personally reprehensible at any time, given Sir Peter’s record for serving the communities the MP purports to represent.

But her timing, amid Sir Peter’s well-publicised but tentative recovery from cancer and the joy of all league fans at the Warriors’ late season success, was particularly damaging. The general election is in less than two months. Her party is at historic lows, Mr Key’s National Party at historic highs in the opinion polls.

Ms Fenton apologised late in the week. She had to, as her display of “he’s either with us or against us” is an unlovely insight into the tribal, old-school politics of some on the left. More than that, it threw a spotlight back on Sir Peter’s personal comments in favour of Mr Key.

The mysteries of the Prime Minister’s appeal run deep, leading to bewilderment within Labour at his “smile and wave” success, now publicly winning over a stalwart of the South Auckland and rugby league communities.

They must fear that in the words of the Mad Butcher’s radio advertisements, Mr Key could soon be seen as “everybody’s mate”.

Labour will be in panic mode. I doubt they will?have?the wisdom to lockdown Facebook?and?Twitter lest more gems fall into the vigilant hands of the Whale Army for publication.

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