Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Reshuffle or Recycle?

Whaleoil has beaten me to it with a pithy post on two naughty schoolboys.


Can anyone imagine a more striking difference between National/John Key and Labour/Helen Clark than this demonstration of leadership style?

Internal Affairs Minister Richard Worth (left) and Environment Minister Nick Smith both felt John Key's wrath today. Photos / Martin Sykes / Mark Mitchell
photo pinched from Herald

Adolf tried in vain to think of anything useful by way of public utterances or doings which could be attributed to the worthless National Party list MP from Epsom. Useful to the Party, that is.

At least Nick Smith has some PR (vote winning) runs on the board with his agressive handling of ACC. BTW, Adolf last week attended a conference session hosted by ACC and he left it in no doubt that ACC expects to face competition and is gearing up for it. Good on them.

13 comments:

Heine said...

I agree. The clear and honest leadership under Key is a remarkable breath of fresh air. I was quite overwhelmed by the honesty and actions by Key.

Labour will simply have no idea where to go from here.

Psycho Milt said...

What? Did Key sack Worth for corruption while I was asleep or something? Last time I looked, he still had the guy in his cabinet.

pdm said...

PM - I don't think you and the left in general, including the Labour parliamentary wing, have any idea how Key functions. Direct and doesn't tolerate fools.

Question time will be worth a look this afternoon as Philin and full moon try to take him on about Worth, Smith and perhaps Groser. I predict more embarrassment for Labour.

Anonymous said...

left it in no doubt that ACC expects to face competition and is gearing up for it. Good on them.

Crap. They should be closed down and should not expect it in any way. ACC is just one more luxury NZ cannot afford.

could be attributed to the worthless National Party list MP from Epsom.

ACT having 5 MPs in parliament is directly attributed to Richard Worth and John Key

for that, he is priceless!

Psycho Milt said...

...doesn't tolerate fools.

Really? So Worth and Smith are out of the cabinet then? I hadn't heard.

Anonymous said...

Worth went to India and pimped his ministerial warrant to promote his commercial interests. The result? He apparently got a jolly good telling off! Golly! Welcome to the new age of accountability. Clear and honest leadserhip indeed.

Adolf Fiinkensein said...

Well now. I am so glad our anonymous friend is not anywhere near the reigns of power. He would prefer we sue each other's arses off and pay ridiculous indemnity insurance premiums, as people do in Asia and the US. Worse still, he can't distinguish the difference between a minor misdemeanor and a sackable offense.

Anonymous said...

Hellen had to fire her ministers because they were even more blatantly corrupt than she was.

Key keeps his ministers because they are fundamentally honest, as he is.

Psycho Milt said...

Key keeps his ministers because they are fundamentally honest, as he is.

Right now he's keeping one who uses his Ministerial warrant to advance his business interests. We heard plenty of yapping about corruption when Labour were in charge, but suddenly such things are "fundamentally honest" - you guys use a remarkably flexible dictionary, I must say.

Adolf Fiinkensein said...

Milt, before you die of a huff puffery overdose, you'd better go find Worth's speech in which a minor mention of aviation was a part.

His misdemeanor was not the fact that he mentioned it but rather that he didn't have enough brains to see how it would be treated by Labour and the media.

Groser, on the other hand, had enough sense to resign his directorship.

Psycho Milt said...

The Standard quotes an interview Worth gave in India in which he touts for business for his flying school after being introduced as a cabinet minister. Seems pretty clear-cut to me.

Observer said...

the one whose name is not to be known said . . . .
"ACC is just one more luxury NZ cannot afford"
How wonderful a statement is this! Let's look at what would happen if we were to give free reign to the lawyers and leave everyone to sue everyone when they are dissatisfied or feel injured.

For a start, Rates would have to go up - slipping on the pavement would lead to a law suit claiming the pavement was improperly maintained and caused the injury. School sports 'subscriptions' would have to be levied at extraordinary rates, as any child injured during a sporting event would be able to sue for the costs of treatment. Taxes would have to go up to pay for the cost of operating courts to deal with the plethora of cases that would be brought charging liability for injury. Finally (for this diatribe) insurance premiums would go sky high for everything, so that awards of damages and compensation could be covered.

Is this guy stupid or what?

Anonymous said...

Let's look at what would happen if we were to give free reign to the lawyers and leave everyone to sue everyone when they are dissatisfied or feel injured.

Good grief. Clear evidence of state schooling.

Abolishing ACC does not and should not mean returning the right to sue! We abolish ACC - or set compensation to zero. That's it. We keep suing illegal. If you want coverage, take insurance - given that ACC doesn't recover from those at fault there is no actuarial reason why private insurance would be any more expensive than it would be today if ACC did not have a monopoly