Monday, December 5, 2016

WINSTON PETERS DEFINES HIMSELF

While leaders from across the political spectrum were generous in their praise of the Prime Minister following his surprise announcement of his decision to resign Winston Peters could not help himself with his churlish and stupid remark that the PM's going meant that he had stopped believing the polls that had that National Party at close to 50% support.

No class, no style, just the musings of an embittered old man that Key has run rings around.   The mouthing of someone who cannot understand why someone would walk away from Parliament on his owns terms rather than be carried out in a box.  

Today was a time for a certain generosity of spirit.   Peters exhibits none of qualities that define true leadership,   He prefers and thrives on confrontation to the point where he cannot recognise there are occasions where the put down leaves you looking isolated and sad.    This was such an occasion.

Peters defines himself by his actions.


15 comments:

Shelldrake said...

Even Andrew Little was statesman like and generous with his praise. Peters is simply an inflated overly inflated popinjay. No genuine class at all.

Gerald said...

https://www.tvnz.co.nz/one-news/new-zealand/winston-peters-says-john-keys-reasons-stepping-down-not-credible

The Veteran said...

Gerald ... I'll take John Key's stated reasons over Peter's rabid musings every time.

Peters has no class and no style ... he will hang round Parliament spewing bile until the great reaper comes a'calling or perhaps one of his own Members, sick of the cant and hubris, stabs him through the heart with a wooden stake (with apologies to Dracula).

Anonymous said...

It is now the turn of National to find a new leader that isn't generally disliked, underwhelming or scandal prone. They will soon know what it has been like to be in the shoes of the Labour Party since the dyke from Mt Albert was dispatched.

Noel said...

Makes sense for Key To leave now. New brand to be estsblished before the next election.
Out with Teflon John and in with........?

Gerald said...

Aw Winnie did say he wished him well.

paul scott said...

I previously thought we could take 15 to 17% in the polls. I now think near 20%. Winston Peters is a likely Prime Minister some time in the next Parliament . Bill English will not be able to hold the blue rinse Nanny votes machine together. Looking good, we will sort out Immigration, and with luck abolish race based council seats.

Nick K said...

Peters has had a movie named after him: "Inglorious Bastards".

Anonymous said...

Hey Troll....turn grass and go for the big payout mate.

https://themoscowtimes.com/articles/soldier-in-russias-troll-army-sues-her-ex-employer-46959

Noel said...

Anon 3.13
Thanks for that link.
After scrolling down saw "Marsha and the bear" hit top spot on You Tube.
Not surpising given I'm alway loosing my tablet to the grand children.

Keeping Stock said...

Yesterday wasn't Winston Peters' finest hour. Even Andrew Little looked statesmanlike by comparison.

Unknown said...

It must have been before the pubs opened.
Time he retired and let the mechanic run things

Shelldrake said...

Just heard a great summary of WP on ZB talk back.

"He's like that cottage cheese that is in the back of the fridge. Time expired and moulet. Needs to be thrown out now!"

Gerald said...

Aw Sheldrake be rational. An elected official can only be required to resign because of a criminal offence or the electorate vote him out.
Funny that it's probable that NZ First will reach the threshold and thats not going by the Russian troll.

The Veteran said...

Gerald ... or judged to be insane. There's as thought.