Sunday, February 18, 2018

Quote Of The Year (so far)

From Fran O'Sullivan



".....the only reason we have a 37-year-old female Prime Minister is because a septuagenarian put her there.  "

7 comments:

Snowflake said...

Yeah, nah. It’s because the Nats have no mates and didn’t get enough votes. Am enjoying watching you blub though.

smttc said...

Hey snowflake. Mr 7% (probably Mr 2% now), who was always going to decide the current government, simply either did not get enough baubles from the Nats or was never going to go with them anyway. Either way, Fran O'Sullivan's assertion is completely correct.

Snowflake said...

No, the Nats aren’t the government because they have no friends (other than Seymour and the bought and paid for him). They didn’t get the votes either. They’re essentially losers. Sore ones.

The Veteran said...

Snowflake ... you're right. The Nats ain't in Government. They lost per courtesy of MMP. Labour is there because Winston First doesn't have any principles while the Greens traded theirs in for the baubles of office.

There's more than a chance that come the next election both NZF and the Greens will have edited themselves out of the conversation and that will make it really interesting.

Psycho Milt said...

Pretty depressing when the country's political commentators don't know how MMP works. Actually, scratch that - she knows very well how MMP works and would be effusively congratulating Bill English on his awesome leadership skills if the "septuagenarian had put him there." She may be hurting that her team lost, but that level of partisanship is just embarrassing from someone who's supposedly a professional political commentator.

smttc said...

Fran O'Sullivan on the National team? You must be f**kin joking.

She is simply pointing out it is time for the princess to start getting on with the job of actually governing. Something Ardern knows SFA about.

Psycho Milt said...


Yes, of course, silly me, someone with a background in business reporting is just naturally drawn to the political parties of the left. No, wait, that was in the too-much-meth universe - in this universe, business journalists tend to hate left-wing parties.

Re getting on with the job of actually governing, the current PM, unlike a certain previous one, has taken governing so seriously that she's forgone all those golf games and blokey bullshit sessions with commercial radio DJs and instead devoted her time to a legislative programme aimed at actually improving things rather than just helping her pals get richer. There's even a web site for it, feel free to educate yourself.