Garry, Sam's Dad, is going to stand in Hellbertville. Well not really one of his minions a Mr Simmonds an 'economist', will run under the egotistical TOP banner in a Vagina contest where the now largely bankrupt MoU will be tested by Jacinda and Julie Anne, as a "toe in the water" exercise.
Based on the long understood mantra that if all economists were to lie down head to toe they still would not reach a conclusion, this is just another example of the vacuous state Politics has evolved into.
While the confused two names from the great western plains city of Palmy continues to bang his Christmas present toy drum over Pete Theil becoming a citizen of this nation, an act accompanied by dispensing considerable dosh in a clear belief in the value of New Zealand as a great place in a world that is seen by many to be spiraling into a possible disaster on many measures, his esteemed leader makes a vacuous State of The Nation speech.
State of the Nation should be placed before the advertising standards authority in that case along with an even worse, as if that were possible, from his MoU Partner, the screen filler who first rose to prominence as a member of the now historical or was that hysterical McGillycuddie serious outfit.
Now I have great empathetic emotions around preserving culture and language as things Scottish have enormous appeal to my psyche but with a very clear understanding that should I become fluent in the Gaelic I would struggle to find any useful opportunity to use it. So it is similar in the little size large fashion statements call to make Maori compulsory in schools when there is much empirical evidence that maths, science and life skills are almost totally absent in graduates from the socialist oriented efforts currently being defended by the teacher unions.
Similar with the little angry ones call for an exercise in the state picking winners with a bribe to shore up a dwindling Labour vote in Dunners by a promise to grant taxpayer monies to developing computor games.
Ffs just educate our young people in serious core skills and then get out of the way and god only knows how many home grown Pete Theils we as a nation can produce.
I have a bridge to sell to anyone who seriously believes that the Maori language, welfarism and state interference in business will do much to allow such entrepreneurial success to flourish.