The 21st century is not as liberal as the late 20th century in many respects.
Wishing something were so does make it true. I think John Roughan would be much happier living in Salt Lake City. People’s views are more nuanced, particularly as we now live in the time of social media and with it the end of shame.
John Palino first removed him to “the North”. Now he has fled as far as Melbourne. One hopes he never slept with Bevan Chaung, lest Richard Branson receive a panic stricken call about the availablity of the Virgin Galactic.
On Thursday, the revelation Brown had helped Chuang get a council-related job saw the moral compass swing 180 degrees against him.
Actually what happened on Thursday was this little revelation was spotted hanging up on the wire in no-mans-land between the two now fully entrenched sides exchanging furious bursts of chattering media machine gun fire.
Yep, so Palino lied and is in it up to his neck.
Oh man, so much stupid.
I see Cameron Slater is now threatening threatening Brian Rudman in the comments section of Rudman’s piece on John Slater:
This is a shameless despicable defamation of my father… one you will regret Mr Rudman.
Sayeth Whaleoil (about 40-50th comment).
The very graceful Simon Lusk
It is just what happens when the Hooray Henry candidate wins the seat of Napier. The whole place has turned into a nasty little nest of self-perpetuating provincial elites.
of Italian heritage, Mr Wewege moved to New Zealand in 2011 and began moving in Auckland political circles, including joining the youth wing of the National Party...
...Mr Wewege had also been involved in the campaign for Simon O'Connor, the National MP for Tamaki.
Others described him as an acolyte of Simon Lusk, a campaign strategist for right-wing political candidates, saying he had attended several of Mr Lusk's summer camp training sessions.
Jeez, that girl can pick them!
Anyway, it is generally known amongst political afficiandoes that Lusk and Slater like to think that along with their Shai'tan Judith Collins they form one exceeding unpleasant power block within National, one that sees Lusk and Slater routinely using what seems to me to amount to a protection racket to get candidates to pay to attend "training" camps, a nice little earner for Slater and Lusk. So when it come to the taint in the National party's saiden, all roads seem to lead to Simon Lusk.
I heard on the TV3 news that John Palino has “gone on holiday” overseas and can’t be contacted – I presume to the United States. How convenient! Running away when the going gets tough, John? What a hero. Is this perhaps the standard of accountability you would bring to the mayoralty should you ever win it? Go "on holiday" whenever any unpleasant questions are in the offing?
I hope you stay away, and takes the unsavoury Luigi with you. I also hope the media don’t let him off the hook that easily.
The political centre-right in Auckland does seem to throw up these ambitious, self-mythologising types
It is a function of nature of the Auckland ruling class. Those born into it think it a jape to behave with a lethal buffonery that references the stupidest of the British aristocracy as role models, those that aspire to join it behave in the manner of all wannabe parvenus hoping to be accepted.
And suddenly two more Johns – Slater and Palino – are struck down with John Banks selective memory syndrome.
Really, the whole political right in Auckland is a bunch of irredeemably frightful cads.