Monday, March 16, 2009

Another Zealot Bites The Dust

The demented damsel who has headed the Commerce Commission is to step down.

http://media.nzherald.co.nz/webcontent/image/jpg/paula_rebstock.jpg

In Adolf's view Paula Rebstock has been a disaster for New Zealand. This bloated white wahine has overseen the decline of the Commerce Commission from a genuine vehicle for consumer protection into an ineffectual ideological protector of academic competition theory - coincidentally during the reign of a Labour government which was totally ideologically driven, when it was not being pushed or pulled by opinion polls.

There can be no better example than the Commission's blocking of a merger between Qantas and Air New Zealand. You would have thought there was no other airline operating across the Tasman.

Where was she when Mark Bryers and his mob were ripping of Kiwis left right and centre? Nowhere to be seen.

Where was she when Bridgecorp was making whoopee? Nowhere to be seen.


Good riddance.

7 comments:

harpoon said...

So when Commerce Minister Simon Power says:
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"It is with regret that I have accepted Ms Rebstock's decision

"The Government was very keen for her to stay on

"Ms Rebstock has given 11 years of dedicated service, and I would particularly like to thank her for the focus and determination she brought to the role of Chair since late 2003.

"Her skills and experience were instrumental in raising the effectiveness of the Commission.
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... when he says these things, is he:
(a) Wrong
(b) Lying
(c) being slippery
(d) all of the above

(if any of the above, how come you don't castigate Power?)

or

(e) Correct, truthfull and genuine.

If (e), then you will need to take back the dreadful things you said about la Rebstock.

:-D


Whichever, you'd have to agree, wouldn't you, that Mr Power'

Barnsley Bill said...

You beat me to it Adolf.
Who gives a fuck what Simon Powers said harpoon. You leftards might be part of a single thinking borg when it comes to following the "approved" line.
We are not.

Simon said...

BNZ stopped lending for Blue Chip products about 4 yrs before it folded.

The housing boom was Labour’s sacred cow the Commerce commission were not going to touch that.

And Power clearly knows how bad the employment laws are for getting rid of poor performing managers. It is a whole new language.

Anonymous said...

And Power clearly knows how bad the employment laws are for getting rid of poor performing managers. It is a whole new language.

Precisely. That's how you do it.

Clunking Fist said...

Harp on, its a sign of the new political landscape: refraining from saying things like "rich prick" and "we won you lost" etc.
That's why Joh John Key wished Hulun well in her attempt to suck at the UN tit. He could just as easily say "piss off you odious bitch and don't come back", but he is a nicer bloke than that.

erikter said...

Good riddance. One less of the many Clark's sycophants in important positions.

Anonymous said...

You have to watch very carefully the women that are placed in positions of power. They always turn out to be the absolute best or the absolute worst. I don't know why this is so but it is.

Mrs Danvers