It's not a bribe. This is the long game. It's wee Simon positioning himself for a tilt at the leadership and the 2017 election. It's establishing a platform that can rolled out across the country. You can see the T shirts, you can see the billboards, you can see the newspaper ads. Bridges For Everyone
Crosby Textor will be all over it like a cheap suit.
I think being made Governor-General is an acceptable excuse.
I think that it's more than just voting. We have to keep these issues alive because they're as sure as hell not going to go away if we don't. I'm going to the rally tomorrow. I haven't protested since the Springbok Tour but this I care about. I don't know if it will make a difference but we have to try. (Heads off to look for aged crash helmet)
It was a very good meeting. It was interesting hearing him talk about the feedback that he's had. In the early days I think it was portrayed - usually by those trying to dismiss it - as a beltway issue. It's gone way beyond that now.
Now that is journalism. It should be printed bold and splashed across the front pages of every paper. Of course, it won't.
Thanks. I missed that.
I think, to be fair, that Susi was referring to the quakes and EQC.
So here’s what I want.
I want the police in west Auckland investigated so thoroughly their skin turns red and they can’t sit for month. I’m sorry for those who will be put through the mill unfairly that is the price you pay for allowing your colleagues to be scum.
I want the lying scum policepersons found and identified and thrown in jail for the harm they have allowed to occur. They should lose their jobs but they should also be criminally liable (and yes I know they are not). They do have to be ejected from the police force.
Thank you, Bart. You've expressed better than I can the anger that I'm feeling.
What I want, what I really, really want is for somebody in the Police - the Commissioner, the District Commander, somebody - to speak honestly, to show some fucking emotion and to stop hiding behind weaselly, soothing, sanitised Comms Adviser pap.
What I want is for the Police to take at least some action against the men (and I use the term loosely) that started all this. What they have done to those young women is criminal. Whether it meets a strict legal definition or not of a crime, what they have done is criminal and unconscionable and they shouldn't be able to walk away from it.
And what I really want - and I have no idea how it could be done but it must be possible - is for somebody to talk to those girls, those young women and to look after them and counsel and comfort them (I keep hearing Celia Lashlie's voice here) and to show them that not all people in power are callous and uncaring.
Is that too much to ask?
I don't know. I really don't know any more.
End of rant.
It’s like WTF is her calling in life.
Press Secretary in waiting?
The absolute certainty, the utter conviction, the unswerving faith. <Goes to tear hair out. #1 cut. Bugger> I've never seen this blogger before and I trust I never read her again.