Sunday, May 4, 2014

Really not a great week for National, that wasn't

You know things are really bad for the government when the PM feels obliged to say this:

... Prime Minister John Key said ... there was no war with the media and that the Government had a good relationship with the fourth estate.

It's like that old one about "I know he doesn't fuck pigs, I just want to hear him deny it."

Interesting, though:  of course Judith Collins wouldn't intervene when a journo talked to her as Police Minister about a family member's dealings with the Police, but of course Maurice Williamson would intervene when a wealthy National Party donor asked him to interfere in a police investigation.  You're not doing National any favours with that one, Whaleoil...


12 comments:

Anonymous said...

It's like that old one about "I know he doesn't fuck pigs, I just want to hear him deny it."

You stay classy PM..........

Meanwhile, the rest of the country could care less. The fact remains, Labour and others on the left seem to think that spitting invective on the internet and MSM websites is how you win elections.

They seem to have forgotten what a shovel, sweat, genuine care and honest hard work are.

Chris P.

Watcher said...

"Meanwhile, the rest of the country could care less."
I'm not sure about that.
Whilst Joe Kiwi has switched off from her Chinese "dinner" many don't like this latest episode.
Using a personal communication for political purposes smacks of pure hypocrisy.

Anonymous said...

Its a beltway issue. No one cares, I asked my aunty and uncle and they said who is Judith Collins dear?

Psycho Milt said...

They seem to have forgotten what a shovel, sweat, genuine care and honest hard work are.

This post is about, of all people, John Key and Judith Collins. Do you really want to raise the question of who's actually done any physical labour in their lives?

Its a beltway issue.

Shorthand for "Fuck this looks bad for the government I support - I hope most people aren't paying attention as usual..."

Edward the Confessor said...

What's interesting about the constant inane repeating of the phrase "it's a beltway issue" by the National Party toadies is their apparent disregard for the actual unethical behaviour of senior government ministers. As long as no one's looking corruption is fine with them. That's as long as they're the ones practicing it of course - remember the shrieking over Helen Clark signing a painting for charity?

Adolf Fiinkensein said...

It's now over three months since you idiots have been pushing your allegations of corruption and you've got nothing to show for it.

Arthur Allan Thomas must be pleased you were not on his jury.

Nick K said...

The precise issue might be beltway, but pissing off the media in election year will soon put an end to that.

Edward the Confessor said...

Adolt is correct, if you discount all the evidence of corruption. Collins is so scared now she's taken to telling lies about the media in order to throw up dust. I really hope she sticks around, she's the most effective weapon the opposition has.

Psycho Milt said...

Arthur Allan Thomas must be pleased you were not on his jury.

If Ms Collins were facing criminal charges, of course we wouldn't be able to draw any conclusions from her refusal to answer questions. But she isn't, and we are.

...pissing off the media in election year...

Yes - whoever gave the advice to take the fight to the journos, theirs I'd stop taking right now. It's bad advice.

Noel said...

"Using a personal communication for political purposes smacks of pure hypocrisy."

TV 3 This morning filming Ms Collins claiming it was in response to reporting on Williamson. Hypocrisy is confirmed.

She hasn't helped to undo the lack of trust in Pollies.

Anonymous said...

This all confirms there should be a two term limit on all politicians, with maybe an extra on or two terms if they then joins the government.

Of course, I can't see this being very popular since most of them have no useful skills.

Anonymous said...

Thank god Collins dosnt do complementary golf games with nationals rich donors from COMMUNIST CHINA.