Wednesday, April 29, 2009

The path of the righteous man is beset on all sides...



And I will strike down upon thee with great vengeance and furious anger... those who attempt to poison and destroy my brothers!

STILL PONDERING WHETHER I (or any other person as partisan as me) WOULD BE SUITABLE TO WORK IN THE PARLIAMENTARY LIBRARY.

Perhaps my three regular readers (yes, that includes you mum) could advise whether a ranting hate monger from the right (or left) should be trusted to offer impartial research assistance to our parliament.

8 comments:

CB said...

I think as long as there are some standards in place and you keep to those standards, I don't see why any Tom, Dick, Steve or Barnsley cannot be employed in a role that requires some level of bipartisan thought control.

And once you are in that role there should be no reason why you can't do the occassional partisan posts here as "Guest post" or something.

:)

Gooner said...

Surely not BB. Kerikeri to Wellington. There's no comparison.

Barnsley Bill said...

But I have a love of books Gooner, and my partisan hate-mongering should not be an obstacle for securing employment in the parliamentary library. Precedents have been set.
CB (or mum as I usually call you), we agreed that we would just have fun with this and not try and directly impact Clinton Smiths employment status. Shame on you.

FAIRFACTS MEDIA said...

I can confirm BB's love of books.
I can see piles of them in the huge greenhouses below, not to mention the book case is overflowing.
BB would make the perfect librarian.
Talking of librarians, and their digital equivalents, I wonder what our Psycho Milt thinks of BB's potential talents in such a role.

clumsywizz said...

I cannot see why not.

I have little doubt that the bulk of the public servants in Wellington vote Labour time after time.

Yet, at least until the last government tried to manipulate for its own ends, the civil service has been historically regarded as polly neutral and capable of impartially and objectively serving a government of any colour.

Why should employment in the parliamentary library where you might be called upon to assist any political party be any different?

Psycho Milt said...

I can see piles of them in the huge greenhouses below...Yeah, but they won't grow no matter how much BB waters them...

I have to stand up for librarian professionalism here - if you take a job at the Parliamentary Library, it's because you're confident of your ability to serve all politicians there well. And should you happen to lack that ability, well the politicians aren't likely to cut you a break if they think you're short-changing them for partisan reasons, and the Parliamentary Librarian isn't a woman you want to get on the wrong side of.

Danyl said...

Why should employment in the parliamentary library where you might be called upon to assist any political party be any different?The subject matter that MPs and their advisors are reading is incredibly sensitive.

Murray said...

Somebody isn't going to be getting paid for it.