Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Where's Winston?

Adolf watched a little of Question Time today and was unable to spot the Dishonorable Winston Peters. The bouffant yapping brown baublers's call was missing from the chamber.

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Question time usually is dominated by his braying personal statements of indescribable nonsense; the spittle flecked points of order hurled about the house; the personal abuse withdrawn after the words have made it into Hansard; and of course the nasty libel and vicious slander hiding behind the lace petticoats of parliamentary privilege. Those are the personal trademarks of the dishonorable member. So Question Time was a tame affair.

Clark looked haggard and repeated her stock stupid non answer to every question, raising her eyes heavenward each time, as though God somehow might reach down and swat away her tormentors.

Where was he? Why was he not there to throw back the heinous hordes? Was he away on medical grounds? "Here's a note Madamn speaker. Aunty Helen said I had to go to hospital for an honesty transfusion."

Silly me! How could I have been so blind. Of course I should have guessed where he is.

He's off talking to those four nice fellows from the Serious Fraud Office about what a wonderful chap he is and how he's got an election campaign to run and terribly sorry, he just hasn't got time to talk to them and listen to me sunhine!...... Sorry? What was that you said? You'll make time for me? All of ten years? But the election will be over before then............ I've got flash lawyers here you can talk to about this piddling stuff. Bracelet? What fucking electronic bracelet? Passport? Don't you know who I am?

Oh, you do? Oh shit.

8 comments:

mawm said...

I guess he's still looking for his baubles after hulun ripped them off the other day.

Inventory2 said...

Great post Adolf - I almost fell off my chair laughing at the last paragraph - well done good Sir!

Anonymous said...

We must try not to laugh Adolf Well not yet When the prison van carts Luigi away from the High Court then we can laugh
And on election night when Mrs Peter Davies and Mr Peter Davies are standing on the stage at the Mt Roskill War Memorial Hall after she makes the call to JK to concede defeat Cant wait

gd

Psycho Milt said...

Clark looked haggard and repeated her stock stupid non answer to every question, raising her eyes heavenward each time...

Really? I thought she looked confident and swatted Key's attempts at annoying her aside with disdain and yes, eye-rolling. Key looked like someone trying to play above his league. Still, at least he had the good grace to take the jabs about his Obama comparison in good humour - he came out of that looking better.

JC said...

"Really? I thought she looked confident and swatted Key's attempts at annoying her aside with disdain and yes, eye-rolling. Key looked like someone trying to play above his league."

Key's ability to get answers or score points is entirely dependent on the co-operation of Clark and/or the Speaker.

To each question Clark simply mumbled something like "I regard them both as honourable gentlemen".

With a Speaker like Peter Tapsell she would have had to answer the question properly.. but Parliament is a poor example of accountability these days.

To demonstrate just how far lawmaking has degenerated these days, the Govt later started the debate on the ETS.. with 1750 amendments.. 750 made in just the last day or so.

That's the quality of accountability these days, in the Govt, the Speaker and the quality of the legislation produced.

JC

Psycho Milt said...

With a Speaker like Peter Tapsell she would have had to answer the question properly..

I don't buy that. The Speaker is a govt appointee selected from the governing party. Anyone expecting impartiality to result from that wants their head read.

The questions got the answers they deserved. Clark obviously saw this Glenn/Peters thing as a tar baby she could well do without laying her hands on and acted accordingly. Again, anyone expecting a different response, no matter who was PM at the time, wants their head read. We're governed by politicians, not paragons - it's worth keeping that in mind before getting all enthusiastic about them.

FAIRFACTS MEDIA said...

Perahps Winston's non-attendence was due to an 'administrative error.'

Adolf Fiinkensein said...

PM, your comment on speaker's partiality betrays your own inexperience. I suggest that if you study carefully past Hansards you will find that Tapsell was indeed a truly impartial speaker who, unlike Wilson, was widely respected by all sides of the divide.