Monday, February 4, 2013

TREATING NEW ZEALANDERS AS MUSHROOMS

The refusal of the Labour Party to share with ordinary New Zealanders us the numbers in the caucus vote for their leader is just plain dumb stupid.     Sure it was a secret ballot, just like the election.   Difference is that with the election we get to know the result.  Clearly transparency doesn't figure big in Labour Party thinking.

The really stupid thing is that if the vote had been a unanimous endorsement of Shearer's leadership you can bet your bottom dollar they would be trumpeting the result long and loud.   One can therefore legitimately assume it wasn't.   Now speculation is rife as to how many of their cannon fodder didn't vote the 'old-guard' line.    

Any bets to how long it will take for some-one in the Cunliffe camp to leak the result to the Standard?     A lose lose for Labour.

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

True enough but do you really think labour lite are beter? They all suck. You just keep voting for more of the same.

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Judge Holden said...

Yeah! And why doesn't the National Party televise its caucus meetings? Even meetings its leader has in public places are secret and transgressors reported to the Police. Clearly transparency doesn't figure big in National Party thinking.

The Veteran said...

Judge .... is that the best you can do then sad. If you are seriously arguing that the caucus meetings of all parties should be televised then I suggest you persuade your lot to lead the way and come back to me sometime next century after you manage to do so.

As for the meetings bit I do to think the great unwashed expect more of a leader than someone who needs a teleprompter to help him string a coherent sentence together.

BTW ... hearing reports the voting was 27 to 6 with 1 abstention. If true, that was hardly a ringing endorsement of Shearer.

As I said, a lose lose for Labour.

Anonymous said...

The Veteran said
"...I do think the great unwashed expect more of a leader..."

A disparaging term coined by the Victorian novelist and playwright Edward Bulwer-Lytton.

Anonymous said...

Judge Holden said
"And why doesn't the National Party televise its caucus meetings?"

Does that include all the meetings where they got on top of the Novapay debacle?

Anonymous said...

The Veteran said

"....hearing reports the voting was 27 to 6 with 1 abstention..."

I would have thought that was a majority.

The Veteran said...

Anon 8.33 ... exactly. Refering to Labour voters.

Judge 8.36 ... coming close to threadjacking. Be warned.

Anon 9.57 ... if correct, 21% of Shearer's own MPs think he's dickwit.

Judge Holden said...
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