Friday, January 28, 2011

Jami-Lee Ross

Updated:

Adolf congratulates Jami-Lee Ross on his selection as National Party candidate for Botany.



He will be a superb Member of Parliament if he wins the by election - and commentators seem to think there is little doubt he will.

A couple of idle thoughts.

  1. Whaleoil will be very pleased. I'm sure Whale will enjoy much sport during the Botany campaign and I hope he becomes part of Mr Ross's parliamentary/electorate team in the event of a win. Now THAT would really make his detractors spew bile for weeks.
  2. This selection by National shows how irrelevant have become the Maori seats in Parliament. Here is yet another successful young Maori person who has gained selection against all comers and has won entirely on his merits.
  3. Where will this young man be in fifteen years' time? I hope I'm still around to see.
Well done Jami-Lee.

Best of luck for your campaign and parliamentary future.

Give it to Labour just the same way you have given it to Lyen Brown these last few years.

Update 0800:

From the Herald:-

Mr Ross was elected to the Manukau City Council in 2004. On the new Auckland Council, he is co-leader of the right-wing Citizens & Ratepayers group and is the youngest councillor.

Also last night, the Labour Party chose Michael Wood, a member of the Puketapapa Local Board, as its candidate for the byelection.

Mr Wood, a former union organiser, was Labour's candidate in Pakuranga in 2002 and 2005.

A born loser versus a consistent winner.

15 comments:

big bruv said...

Has Jami Lee Ross ever had a real job?

Had he been nominated as a Labour candidate we on the right would be screaming that he is a serial trougher with no real life experience.

He may be an outstanding young man, however I would prefer that we have MP's who know what life is in the real world, the real world is not one where you are paid by the rate or tax payer.

Having said that I wish the man well, let's hope that he has some balls and is not one who is simply going to become a cheer leader for Neville Key.

Adolf Fiinkensein said...

Aaaaah. Big Bruv. The Hone Harawira of the Right.

When are you kicking off your Hammer Party BB? Got more than ten members yet?

BTW your "let's hope that he has some balls... " indicates your abject failure to have studied this young man at work in his 'real job' of exposing the excesses of Lyen Brown.

Gooner said...

The Herald is wrong. Jami-Lee is not the youngest councillor, Michael Goudie is.

Jami-Lee will be a fantastic MP, regardless of life experience. The Nats need some youthful blood.

big bruv said...

OK...so it is clear that once again Adolf is happy to be a hypocrite.

It is perfectly fine for the Nat's (who in Adolf's world can do no wrong) to select a serial trougher but look out if Labour or the Greens do the same.

Seriously Adolf, you are no better than the rabid fools who blindly support Labour.

The Gantt Guy said...

By all accounts, Mr Ross is an impressive young man. He has certainly done an excellent job of exposing the charlatan Lyen Brown, and I wish him well in the election, and subsequently in the Parliament.

I am a little concerned at his lack of "real world" experience, but he can't possibly have less than those who have been in the Parliament for centuries like English, Smith, McCully et. al. and unless the party machine muzzles him he will take the fight to the enemy.

Anonymous said...

You criticise Labour candidates like Michael Woods as 'born losers' for having the guts to stand in an electorate where he has scant chance of winning...

yet you laud Slimy-Lee Ross for dropping the lamington job of Auckland Councillor the second his little piggy eyes spot the pavlova of an MP's pay packet.

Vote Slimy-Lee
Vote for career politicians straight from school
Vote for a Nat candidate whose sole achievement is to quibble over the mayor's dodgy credit card expenses (necessary, but done in a nasty, backstabbing way, instead of upfront like a man - oh, but then, Slimy-Lee is still in school shorts, right?).

Yep, stellar talent from the blue Labour clone.

KG said...

"Young Maori person? Is his European blood unmentionable or something?

Anonymous said...

GOD who gives a fuck about an asian enclave in dorkland????hone key, dyed on the head goff,troughers both
No party is worth voting for,they are ALL troughers DONT VOTE for troughers
PS do you think asians will vote for a maori?????DO YOU

Adolf Fiinkensein said...

Only a Labour wanker in sheep's clothing could make a statement like "the second his little piggy eyes spot the pavlova of an MP's pay packet."

Tell me again, what is Mr Wood's current occupation and how much does it pay?

Adolf Fiinkensein said...

Anon, 2.49

They will vote for a Maori before they'll vote for a Labour wanker in waiting.

Anonymous said...

Adolf Fiinkensein said...
Anon, 2.49

(They will vote for a Maori before they'll vote for a Labour wanker in waiting.)
YER RIGHT FUCKWIT,asians luv maoris:-(

Daddy was it a maori(A BRO) that bashed mum up at the supermarket carpark raped sis on the way home from uni and robbed us, and painted on our fence with anti asian swear words AND SPITS ON US yes nationals putting a maori up to represent us asians GIGGLE GIGGLE.HONE is a dumb FUCKER

Anonymous said...

The reason that it is not good to have politicians without real world experience is that they are usually out of touch and do not understand how the world works. Ross appears to be an exception to this rule. He has his head screwed on right, knows what he is doing, and appears to have wisdom beyond that of many men twice his age. So no, it matters not whether he has ever had a real job, since the proof of the pudding is always in the eating.

Cactus Kate said...

Big Bruv, I do not think Jami Lee has had a real job as such but because he is not telling you to pay more taxes or showing envy towards those who do make money somehow it appears not to be such a crime.

Psycho Milt said...

So no, it matters not whether he has ever had a real job, since the proof of the pudding is always in the eating.

So no, it matters not whether he has ever had a real job, since he's standing for the National Party.

Blair said...

So no, it matters not whether he has ever had a real job, since he's standing for the National Party.

No, I was being specific to Ross. He has never had a real job, but it doesn't show. In most cases, it shows (Nick Smith comes to mind).