NZ Prime Minister Helen Clark told Australia's ABC radio July 8 "I must say that I personally have met George Bush a number of times and consider the personal relationship between us to be very good." Making a direct link between those meetings and NZ's anti-nuclear stance, PM Clark added that she was "optimistic that over time what happened over 20 years ago will be of less and less relevance to these relationships."
Snuggle snuggle, cuddle cuddle
And here is bandy legged Kindalooza meeting svelte Condoleezza
Yet all the while, The Bilious Bitch was sucking up to the US and Australia she and her mates were telling NZ's voters what a pack of pricks they were. Clark Goff and Mallard were all complicit - dirty little dealers in double talk.
So there you have it. Improved relations with the US were deliberately sacrificed for the sake of the few votes they needed to just scrape over the line in 2005.
The Charge told Goff that the Embassy would have appreciated a head’s up that Mallard would be making these remarks. Goff said that as was well known, Goff has very favorable feelings towards the United States…But, he went on, the Government believes that these issues do resonate with the New Zealand public and it would therefore be foolish not to pursue them.
There will be more campaigning on issues related to U.S. policy in the weeks ahead, he cautioned. The Charge said…if further false claims were made the Embassy would respond. Goff…endorsed the idea of our making a press statement refuting Mallard’s claims.........
..........In addition, we understand that our MFAT contacts have been counseling the
Government that there will be long-term impact on our bilateral relations if Labour continues its baseless diatribes and hints that a close relationship with the United States is in general not in New Zealand's interests.
But where was Goff? Oh, he was off developing bilateral relationships with REALLY important people.