Tuesday, August 26, 2008

So now we all want the answer

Having watched Margaret Wilson on 3 News reaching new depths in attempting to keep Labour in power by protecting the unspeakable Winston Peters from perfectly legitimate questioning, I believe the most significant question remains unanswered: who in their right minds, having seen this, could even contemplate voting to retain this govt in power?

No, seriously; I know this blog's readership includes a parade of right-wing nutjobs and mouth-frothers who wouldn't have voted Labour under any circumstances anyway, and their opinions are neither sought here nor of interest. But what about those out there who might conceivably have voted Labour in this election - any chance of that now? If so - for your deity of choice's sake, why?

21 comments:

Monty said...

PM - excellent post - and of course I was asking the same question to my Anglican Minister Father-in-law yesterday. He supports Labour because they help the poor people - fuck me if someone could explain how Labour have helped poor people except trap them in a dependancy cycle - but that aside - who the hell will you vote for at the up-coming election? I don't really see you as a Nat - but I do agree that no matter what a person's normal tendancy is they must vote to get rid of this corrupt Government.

Gooner said...

Milt will vote ACT I am sure especially after Rodney does a one man demolition job on Winnie.

Inventory2 said...

Milt - commendble honesty mate. Wilson's performance today was astounding. She claims that she is bound to accept the word of an "Hon Member", but refused to accept Hide's word that the matters he wanted to question the PM about were NOT sub-judice, nor would she accept Brownlee's word in corroboration. In terms of bias, it even lacked subtlety.

Budgieboy said...

Good on ya mate!

Barnsley Bill said...

As a resident right wing nutjob I am fully expecting the Virgin Queen to still be PM this time next year.
The events of the last decade should be evidence enough that we have lived through the most corrupt and dishonest regime this country has seen. There is no way they will allow the country to remove them from the treasury benches. No lie is too far no bribe too big, they have filled every layer of our public service and judiciary and police with fellow travelers and i don't think we will ever be rid of her.

FAIRFACTS MEDIA said...

Well said PM

The link to the Handard quotes is here

http://www.parliament.nz/en-NZ/PB/Debates/QOA/8/0/b/48HansQ_20080826_00000387-5-Corruption-Allegations-Investigation.htm

Dave said...

who in their right minds, having seen this, could even contemplate voting to retain this govt in power?
Because those on the left dont see it as a big deal and in any case parliament voted in the speaker, not Labour.

sagenz said...

quite simply those who subscribe to the trotter school of politics. Accept anything, providing it keeps Labour in power

Budgieboy said...

Dave... "Because those on the left dont see it as a big deal" My God... if only you had the grey matter to fully understand what you've just said.... but then again, if you did it would disqualify you from the left I guess.

Xend Krazley said...

This is beyond corruption -- it's lawlessness.

Spam said...

Generally, Milt; most of them still will. They won't care / won't know.

KG said...

Looks to me like the "right-wing nut jobs" have it right all along, after Margaret Wilson's performance and the latest decisions by the Electoral Commission. ;-
Too bloody right we wouldn't consider voting for this lawless, corrupt mob under any circumstances--we have some integrity. Unlike Labour supporters who put handouts before principles.

Psycho Milt said...

who the hell will you vote for at the up-coming election?

An issue much on my mind of late, Monty. Labour's out, of course. The Greens don't impress me at all since Bradford, Locke and Norman started calling the shots. There aren't really any other left parties with a shot at 5%, and I certainly won't be voting for any right-wing parties. No political home to go to, by the look of it.

Simon said...

Just don’t vote. I either vote for National or don’t vote. Voted for Brash once and Bolger once. (The Bolger vote is bitterly regretted)

Adolf Fiinkensein said...

Milt, the answer is obvious,

Declare yourself to be a Bro.

Anonymous said...

Milt remarkable post and great o see some-one on the left not hijacked. However as sad as it will be for NZ I believe that the current government will be back in power. If no legitimately, then by her declaring that an election at the current time is not in the best interest of the country. I leave NZ tomorrow forever and it breaks my heart that a country that, when I got here 26 years ago, was a paradise where a man's hand shake was his bond and where ministers resigned when their departments cocked up. No it is run by people who have rewritten the moral code.

In leaving we take with us jobs for more than 30 people.
Bok

Lance said...

in any case parliament voted in the speaker, not Labour

Weeeell yes, but....

Speakers are usually elected unopposed, since the dominant party is, well, the dominant party.

National and ACT put forward candidates when Jonathan Hunt retired in 2004, but Wilson was "elected" without opposition in 2005.

Anonymous said...

Feel the force Milt, Resist the dark side, The VRWC will welcome and empower you. In reality Helen Clark is your father .....

Well apart from that last bit ....

Truth and logic will get you in the end PM, it is indeed a powerful force.


david

Redbaiter said...

Phil will vote Labour of course. He's already told us that- by means of his statement that only people of unsound mind would do so. The perfect excuse for Milt.

Redbaiter said...

Milt

Clunking Fist said...

Actually, a party vote for the Maori is wasted: they get over-hang electorate seats. But at least one would feel good about it.

Vote ACT: they don't have any policies that would tke your old Rover off the road.