Thursday, June 26, 2008

Clark decides what Key will do as PM in 2009

If there is any referendum on child discipline laws it will be held by postal ballot in 2009, Prime Minister Helen Clark said today.
Of course this is the same Helen Clark who also said this:
Helen Clark: A lot of people aren’t comfortable with beatings but they don’t want to see, you know, stressed and harassed parents, you know, pulled in by the police because they, they smacked a child.

Bob McCroskie: So you do not want to see smacking banned?

Helen Clark: Absolutely not, I think you are trying to defy human nature.
That's the problem when you live your life not by principles, but by polls.


Dave Mann said...

I apologise for the fact that this comment is completely off topic.... but I have just seen that the people of new Zealand have just given $500,000,000 to the Maoris under the 'Treelords' settlement. We have, in other words, yet again paid a bunch of backward tribalists for the 'sin' of establishing an industry and a civilisation here and supplying them with schools, hospitals etc and a benefit for life if they can't be bothered getting off the couch.

I, like many New Zealanders, I suspect, am totally against this stupidity, but even if one were to support this wholesale bribery and farce, how many of the actual dollars will ever find their way to any of the Maoris that constitute these so-called 'Iwis'?

When will this utter madness end? $500 MILLION dollars. F i v e - h u n d r e d - m i l l i o n - d o l l a r s.

Does anybody hear a voice of dissent about this wholesale plundering of our economy from any political party?


Lou has posted on the deal so I'll cut and post this comment there Dave.


Back to the issue, it is interesting how Clark was able to use a lazy electoral official as her excuse.
I am sure had she wanted the poll on the same day, she could have had it.
Now the taxpayer faces a bill of a few extra million dollars to satisfy her fear of public opinion.
Dear Leader lives by the polls and she will die by them.

Anonymous said...

And now it seems, it isn't the logistics of it all anyway.

It's because we are all too stupid to be able to deal with a referendum on the ballot paper on election day.


Anonymous said...

Dear Leader thinks we are stupid and cannot grasp a referendum and a general election.
If we are stupid, it's only the result of her education policies.

Psycho Milt said...

That's the problem when you live your life not by principles, but by polls.

I see the problem clearly enough. But it's certainly not going to be solved by John Key, who suffers the same problem, only worse.