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February 21, 2011

Quote of the day, poor time management choices edition

Filed under: psuedopolitics — danylmc @ 12:26 pm

What I can say is it wasn’t helped by the death (of Private Kirifi Mila). Also the (Australian PM Julia) Gillard visit meant that quite frankly we were focused on what we thought was pretty important and that didn’t help.

Via NZPA, the Prime Minister explains his bewildering range of evasions and excuses regarding the purchase of new BMWs for his Ministerial fleet.

Has there been a coup d’etat in New Zealand in which the head of government was replaced by a blithering idiot who looks and sounds exactly like John Key?

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15 Comments »

  1. I hate it when that happens. I had a tight deadline at work last week, and while I was distracted – bang, up to my armpits in BMWs.

    Comment by James Butler — February 21, 2011 @ 12:30 pm

  2. Ooooh, now it is getting serious! The PM feels forced to play his trump card, the death of a soldier! Any criticism would now be unpatriotic and disrespectful of the sacrifice of our brave soldiers, given the (spurious and flimsy) link.

    Comment by DT — February 21, 2011 @ 12:30 pm

  3. keep digging John…

    Comment by Me Too — February 21, 2011 @ 12:30 pm

  4. So, thus far he has got through:

    a) it was like that when I got here
    b) I’ve done nothing wrong
    c) gratuitous use of a dead soldier

    This should be good for Phil Goff (but probably won’t be).

    Comment by helenalex — February 21, 2011 @ 12:34 pm

  5. Sounds like you made some poor choices John. It must be a lifestyle thing

    Comment by dave armstrong — February 21, 2011 @ 12:41 pm

  6. So his excuses for the BMWs has gone from:
    Nobody knew
    to
    We had to because Labour signed the Contract
    to
    It would have cost us to not use the Contract option
    to
    The death of a solider and Julia Gillard visiting…

    Comment by Rob — February 21, 2011 @ 12:49 pm

  7. Aaannddd, Chris Carter gets a life time achievement award for Bad timing!

    http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=10707778

    Without a doubt every time Key is on the ropes this stupid twat, has a brain fart in public. Key has look so shabby for at least a week, the public are seeing him as a ‘politician’. The shiny object that is Chris ‘they hate me cause I am gay, not the fact that I am 100% dickehead’ Carter will suck all the media oxygen out of the room.

    This is bad for Phil Goff!!!

    Comment by andy (the other one) — February 21, 2011 @ 12:52 pm

  8. “Has there been a coup d’etat in New Zealand in which the head of government was replaced by a blithering idiot who looks and sounds exactly like John Key?”

    No, he’s just realised he doesn’t have to try anymore.

    Comment by Mr Wainscotting — February 21, 2011 @ 12:55 pm

  9. Carter is obviously a cynical but brilliant National Party construct…

    Comment by Sam — February 21, 2011 @ 1:18 pm

  10. @Andy: probably also bad for the Greens…

    Comment by helenalex — February 21, 2011 @ 3:10 pm

  11. About time Goff got something right and condemned this disgraceful excuse from the PM (http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=10707734). Now, he just needs to be more strongly condemnatory about drawing the soldiers death in, and do so on TV.

    Comment by DT — February 21, 2011 @ 3:26 pm

  12. Interesting deal between Carter and the Greens. The Greens get a few extra supplementary questions in question time, and in return have to cast the odd proxy vote that won’t change anything, and is more likely to be a vote for what they believe than for what the government believes anyway. where’s the loss?

    Comment by kahitakea — February 21, 2011 @ 4:14 pm

  13. This should be good for Phil Goff…

    Why? It was Metiria Turei who broke the BMW story, not Phil Goff.

    Comment by toad — February 21, 2011 @ 9:42 pm

  14. @ kahikatea – because the public associate corruption = Chris Carter = Greens (now). Shockingly bad tactics from the Greens. As daft as voting for the Chch earthquake fascism bill after (correctly) speaking against it.

    Maybe a nice thing to do to help out parliamentary colleagues yadda yaddda, but about as politically astute as leveraging yourself onto the Politburo in 1989…

    Perhaps the Greens could cast proxies for Ruth Dyson while she’s on her $16,000 taxpayer funds hols-with-hubby? Whoops, she paid it back – Russel will have to ask Shane Ardern for his proxy.

    The Greens appear to be getting strategy advice from the same clowns who think Hone and Bradford could stay in the same party for 5 minutes. (reminds me of the ill-fated launch of the Destiny Church-Gordon Copeland party, with Destiny’s deputy leader and Copeland both claiming on radio to be the leader – the party stopped there :) ).

    Comment by bob — February 22, 2011 @ 2:31 am

  15. …the public associate corruption = Chris Carter = Greens (now)…

    They do? Don’t know who you’ve been surveying, but can’t say I’ve noticed this phenomenon.

    Comment by Psycho Milt — February 22, 2011 @ 8:15 am


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