Tag Archives: Winston Peters

Brash’s Back-stabbing Politics

I’ve been following some of the commentary about Don Brash’s takeover of the ACT Party Leadership, and the ousting of Rodney Hide.

I’m no particular fan of Hide’s, but isn’t this whole deal just a teensy bit unsavoury? I haven’t seen the term “back-stabbing” once, and yet it is all I can think of, to characterise the whole unseemly shambles. What is most galling of all though, is Brash’s apparent relish.  ugh.

Cant help but echo Winston’s sentiment in the BOP Times when he asks “if that is how they treat each other then how would they treat outsiders or you?”

Roll on election day.

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Meet our new Prime Minister, National’s Mr John Key

OMG that was a  l-o-o-o-n-g  9 years! I was not surprised by anything much at this election, except perhaps that the moronic Greens managed to extend their vote.

Thank goodness Mr Key has won so emphatically, that he shouldn’t have to even talk to the likes of them.

I was surprised however,  by Helen Clark resigning straight away, on the night. As was everyone,  by the sounds of it. I knew she was gonna go,  but didn’t think she’d be that abrupt about it.

I was not surprised, but considerably sorry to see NZ First fall under the 5% radar, and Winston, very predictably failing to take the Tauranga seat.

Rodney did extremely well for Act, focussing his efforts, as at the last election, on his electorate seat of Epsom, which he again won, so even though they didn’t make the 5%, they still have 5 MP’s in the house, and they will make a natural ally for National.

The Kiwi Party in the end, barely registered on the overall scale, but I wish I could have voted for them.

John Key is our new leader.  So that proves it. There must indeed be, a God up there, in heaven.  🙂

Voting 101 for Seniors

Well election day is here and I don’t have TV to watch it on. That is a peculiar and extreme punishment for a political animal like me. 

My Mum is 80 and lives alone in a Housing Corp unit on a pension and she has a soft spot for Helen Clark. Nevertheless, there is only one vote to cast today, if you are 65 or over, and dependent on the Government for your sustenance, and that is for NZ First.  Whatever drama anyone chooses to cook up around Winston Peters, he is the only person there, save perhaps Jim Anderton, who can be relied upon to look out for the interests of our older citizens.

So that’s it folks. A little late considering you have most likely voted already, but if you haven’t, and if you are on a pension, dont stress about your choice, because there isn’t one.

We went out fairly early this morning, so our democratic right/duty is all done and dusted.  Roll on tonight. I think I’m going to have to go visit someone with a telly.  🙂