Monday, October 13, 2014

It's Only When The Paint is Scratched.

Do the full Due Diligence and stand back.

Every contender for high political office will have readily discernable faults, the sum of which may not disqualify a candidate.

Four or five, who cares, each and everyone has faults that on first impression must cause hesitation at least.

The latest to nominate is  classic damaged goods.
A hair style that even one of my most charitable and apolitical friends described as a fatal disaster flaw.

Add in a very dodgy business background, it is a minor plus he has one but the way it failed and then unfolded followed by his demotion to the dunces stool by H1, best left unsaid.

His way of personal skills management that has him covet a minor celebrity socialist soldiers missus after the poor bastard suffered a serious neurological event was pretty unsavoury.

His stepping up to caretake the leadership through the chaos precipitated by possibly the ultimate in narcissist refusing to accept the inevitable and just disappear and then getting an urge to get into the ring for the main event himself.

If David Parker is the one it is obvious he is indeed the mystery" Someone Else" currently leading the stuff poll very close to the necessary 50% on the first ballot.

No wonder David Shearer is keeping his powder dry, what sane person would want to climb into that snake pit.
Possibly when the collective who must choose, make the logical selection "none of those listed" his time will come.

History records a nation turned, in their most grave and darkest hour, to a man of advanced years and so often rejected he was unthinkable to the establishment, a certain Winston Spencer Churchill and that turned out tolerably well.
Of course not suggesting DS is WSC in any shape or form.

Suddenly a hesitant demeanor and diffident persona has admirable attraction.


Anonymous said...

Why don't they all put their hands up and just spin a wheel. It's not like we really care, Labour's relevancy is at the bottom of the cliff so far as I'm concerned.

Psycho Milt said...

Do the due diligence indeed. Right now we're led by a guy who's thinking of committing the country to war on the basis that "it would look odd" if everyone else was doing it and we didn't join in. Lack of due diligence can really come back to bite a population...

The Veteran said...

PM ... so we should stand back then and avert our eyes when ISIS carries out another beheading .... and if perchance the poor unfortunate were to be a NZ university academic or suchlike, what say you then?

Evil is evil and when good people stand round and do nothing in the face of evil then they are equally complicit .... sigh

Psycho Milt said...

If the PM has a case to make as to why this particular instance of bad foreigners doing bad things to other foreigners in a foreign country stands so far above all the other recent or current instances of it that he must commit NZ to an open-ended war with no clear aims and no exit strategy, he could try actually making that case. However, I suspect "but the other kids are all going" is all he's got.

The Veteran said...

PM ... the case is as stated in my final para above.

Far be it for me to criticise both WO and KB but for David ... were we to commit the SAS in either a training role (not their primary function) or intelligence gathering (core task) then there is, given the nature of that unit, very little chance of 'mission creep'.

For Cam. The C130 ac may have been acquired 50 years ago but they are currently undergoing a 'life extension' upgrade due to be completed by 2015. The reality is that there would be hardly a piece of any of those ac that hasn't been replaced/upgraded. They are 50 yo in name only and they do have an anti-missile (flare) capability. They represent a capability that could well be deployed.

But I do agree with those who would argue against a 'boots on the ground' combat role for the Army.

Jamie said...

Sun Tzu says KEEP THE SAS HOME!!!

When you engage in actual fighting, if victory is long in coming, then men's weapons will grow dull and their ardor will be damped. If you lay siege to a town, you will exhaust your strength.

Again, if the campaign is protracted, the resources of the State will not be equal to the strain.

Now, when your weapons are dulled, your ardor damped, your strength exhausted and your treasure spent, other chieftains will spring up to take advantage of your extremity. Then no man, however wise, will be able to avert the consequences that must ensue.



Jamie said...

Sittin' restless under the moonlight
I know I'm gettin' ready to kill
They say we're goin' in with the daylight
Ma I don't want to but I will

'Cause I don't know the man that kills me
And I don't know these men I kill
I pray to God for my salvation
Wash away the blood I spilled

I try not to think about my family
'Cause it's a little too much to take
Out here I got me and I got my buddy
We can't afford even one mistake
Sorry about writin' on dirty cardboard
It's the only paper that I could find
Tell everyone I got their letters
Tell everyone I'm doin' fine

Late at night when I can dream, Ma
I think about life back in the world
I miss you and Dad, I miss sister Sarah
I miss my wife and my baby girl

Pray for me, pray for my soul, Ma
Pray for me and all my sins
They say that I got a job to do now
And I'll be back when it finally ends
Do you think I should be fighting?
Ma are you proud, are you ashamed
Really I'm tryin' to do the right thing
I hope my government can say the same

'Cause I won't know the man that kills me
And I don't know these men I kill
We all wind up on the same side
'Cause ain't none of us doin' God's will

'Letters Home From The Garden Of Stone' Everlast