Friday, September 26, 2008

"Question Time is not truth seeking"!


If anything highlights what is wrong with the sisterhood in so many top positions, it is outgoing speaker Margaret Wilson.
While fellow sisterhood member Lyn Provost at the police finds herself under a cloud over what she may have been hiding, we see similar dictatorial tendencies from Margaret Wilson.
David Farrar has done a fine job in poisting the valedictory speeches, and one of his commenters picks up the words of Margaret Wilson.

Question time is not truth seeking.
“That is done through written questions and official information requests.
“Question time is about political performance. It is about testing political positions and the ability of individuals to stand up to the test.”

So Question has been reduced to a game, a match between the red team and the blue team.
regardless of whoever wins the election, shouldn't it be a forum to hold the members of either side accountable to the public.
We have seen too much of government's being able to lie, spin and evade their way out of trouble.
And with such confirmnation of her biases, Wilson highlights her complicy in such behaviour. Shame on her!

Hat tip: David Farrar

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

She is, was, and always will be a fucking disgrace as a Speaker. Now, at a time when Waikato's law school had the chance to move away from the laughing stock of law schools, they re-appoint her, ensuring more WU law students become ideologues rather than good lawyers.

spector said...

Just another nobody who thinks she is a somebody when in actual fact her whole life hasn't made a blind bit of difference to anything.

Her tombstone will read "was that it?"

Psycho Milt said...

Could somebody please explain what ...fellow sisterhood member Lyn Provost at the police finds herself under a cloud over what she may have been hiding... actually means? The cryptic stuff being posted about means absolutely nothing to me - what's she supposedly been hiding, and how exactly is she now under a cloud?

WAKE UP said...

"She is, was, and always will be a fucking disgrace as a Speaker."

Thanks anonymous, dead right.

And apart from corrupting parliamentary procedure, she sounded like a virginal, inexperienced, in-over-her-head, petulant, arm-waving, hectoring schoolmarm, which also added nothing to the dignity of the proceedings.

Anonymous said...

Waikato's law school had the chance to move away from the laughing stock of law schools,

NZ needs only 1 or 2 law schools, Vic & Auckland will do fine.

Hopefully the National/ACT government will finally sort our the vast mess of tertiary education in NZ, and Waikato and Massey can be the first against the wall.