Tuesday, August 12, 2014

My sheltered experience says Bollocks

 

A crusty old socialist wrinkly over at Farrars has been banging on for days, claiming Key's suggestion that Harre now has a Sugar Daddy, implies Key is calling her a whore.

Having traveled ten decades with cognitive abilities,  that is just wrong IMHO.

Nearly all cases I have encountered of interface with "SugarDaddy" situations, the term was rare to be associated with anything sexual but more often referred to a woman and sometimes, rarely admittedly, a male, came upon extremely good fortune of financial benefit for reasons of estate protection, succession or just plain old philanthropy.
If the beneficiary of the windfall had accompanying  relationship complications then terms such as Whore and Rent Boy (companion being the gender neutral euphemism) were used in the interests of clarity and accuracy

Rooting didnt rate and given the age and/or physical condition  of many Sugar Daddys, such insinuations would have been extremely humorous to be fair.
The reality  often included a wife  in the benefactor department.

One constant across the application of the descriptive is the salient fact the Beneficiary of the largess does gain considerable financial security.
Liarla Harre is suggested to be already comfortable due to a blood link to a thong manufacturer and marketer but her political life has indeed benefited substantially from her purchase and sale agreement with a fugitive from justice and convicted Sgt Schultz character with mysterious ability to deliver financial rewards in odd places in spite of some significant legal hurdles.

Hence I see the use of Sugar Daddy to be entirely appropriate language.
Purchasing younger talent to perpetrate a legend, in the case of Hitcom Dotler, footsoldiers in the residency retention scheme.

11 comments:

Andy said...

Isn't she selling herself to the highest bidder?
What do you call this again???

Jim Peters said...

Mercenary, Shill or Grifter?

Psycho Milt said...

Isn't she selling herself to the highest bidder?
What do you call this again???


Employment. Why do you ask? Do you lack experience of working for a living?

Andy said...

Psycho, you are absolutely right.
Prostitution is a legal profession these days.
Who would argue otherwise.

Psycho Milt said...

So, you have experience of employment, but as a prostitute. Still, thank you for demonstrating that Gravedodger is talking a load of old cobblers - you picked up the PM's implied meaning (Laila Harré is a whore) as easily as I did, and have commented to that effect.

The Veteran said...

PM ... if whore (in your language) = political prostitute then we're on the same page.

Someone will correct me if I am wrong but doesn't 'her' political pedigree read Labour, New Labour, Alliance, Greens thence to Internet/Mana.

The best one can say is that when she left the Greens and made off with their intellectual property the Internet Party was her perfect fit (all paid for by courtesy of you know who).

Very apt descriptive.

JC said...

Well, the vision I've always had of a sugardaddy is "Daddy Warbucks" in Little Orphan Annie.

And when you look at the number of parties that have dumped her or collapsed and sent her back to the orphanage then Laila is pretty close to Annie.

All Laila needs to complete the picture is an 8ft Indian protector called Punjab... er.. how about a near 7 foot Dotcom?

JC

Psycho Milt said...

Veteran - maybe, if 'political whore' in your language means everyone employed by the National Party is a political whore.

The Veteran said...

PM ... totally unworthy comment which I find objectionable.

Thought you were better than that.

Psycho Milt said...

Glad to hear you're getting the point now.

Adolf Fiinkensein said...

Milt, you seem not tohave noticed Mr Key is not paid a salary by the National Party.

Be careful of dancing on pins. When you slip you'll get one stuck in your arse.