Nothing quite as embarrassing as a sportsman/woman who is past it and the only one not to realise the truth.
Same with Politicians, think Muldoon, Nash The Elder, Palmer although in his case his relevance never existed, and The Troughmaster General whose self assessment dictated he was the man to lead the city of The Damned, only to have a higher being intervene and decide otherwise. Now that bunch of socialists has an elbow bender who ran on a ticket as an independent just as Mr Goff hopes can morph into "An Independent".
"Tell em they're dreamin", but history tells us they are right in there are enough moronic voters to overlook such tosh and elect them anyway.
It is the same with the current charlatan who leads a one man party of historical bathos that the deluded manipulator thinks he can pass off as ethos.
The prince of Pretenders who sold the lie he "was happy to be the MP for Tauranga". who held the nation in limbo for weeks as he extracted maximum baubles he claimed he never wanted, following the first MMP election. That same person who then managed a similar feat of clay feet as he supported a PM who having almost exhausted her assets to stay in power stumbled through a third term as her administration placed our economy in recession a full year before the GFC did the same to the rest of the world.
Now today we are being sold another pup from the man who formed his political skills at the feet of Muldoon and now over thirty years on thinks he can do a Churchill and save our nation as an old man. Churchill he surely aint.
In what can only kindly be rated a brain fart wants to set up OAPs with an extremely elevated measure of their ability to go into schools and as volunteers teach youth to drive.
As one who has benefitted from professional advanced driving skills from heavy truck licence training, Fire service and Ambulance trainers who all gave valuable extra revelations of my less than desirable abilities, I am sorry he just talking crap.
Yet an unquestioning media ignore the serious shortcomings in his "policy". The Old Goat links his brain fart to a shortage of Heavy Vehicle drivers. Living in his little dream world he has no freakin idea, many if not most of the older drivers who may be equipped to pass on their skills are still driving a bus and or a truck full time.
Would the deluded idiot consider an OAP who had a Melanoma removed decades ago be suitable to teach diagnosis and surgery to a yoof and then submit to open heart surgery from that yoof to repair an aortic aneurism,
Then again in his enfeebled mind he just might.
April 25 in history
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