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Shrinking violet

Written By: - Date published: 2:04 pm, August 21st, 2014 - 14 comments
Categories: Judith Collins, national - Tags: , , ,

John Key’s told media they don’t need to talk to him about Judith Collins and her social media choices, they should talk to her as she’s no shrinking violet…

But Radio NZ, The Herald, TV3 and I imagine all other media have been trying to contact her for days.

She’s not answering her phone, there’s no reply from her gated Maraetai mansion, and just the odd press release from a spokeswoman denying she’s resigned or ever going to.

That’s accountability from our ministers right there.

Collins apparently can’t comment on anything as Cameron Slater has complained to the police about his email being hacked.  She’s a lawyer, she knows that’s bollocks.

She just doesn’t want to be held accountable for her actions by the media and the New Zealand public.

Indeed other than Key and Slater all the main transgressors seem to have gone to ground.  Jason Ede, Simon Lusk, Jordan Williams, Carrick Graham all are suddenly absent.  I guess at least we won’t hear from the Taxpayers Onion for a while.  The Herald has even gone as far as tracking Ede’s mother to her retirement home and asking her questions there, which seems a bit harsh, but does show how much these folk are hiding from the public eye.

But the Nats can’t hide Key as he’s their only campaigning weapon.  They tried to briefly hide him and put up Joyce (as on the opposing faction he’d have no links with Slater), but that couldn’t last long and now Key must face Groundhog Day.  The ground slowly slipping under him as allegations are proven/accepted and he’s having to continue to turn up each day and insist ‘it’s a left-wing conspiracy and smear campaign and the allegations are in fact falling apart’.  He looks weaker each day Collins remains Justice Minister, and Ede from his office isn’t held accountable.

Meanwhile Collins the newly shrinking violet, continues to duck and weave, instead of accept and resign.


Just a thought on pseudonyms – they provide a much better identity than Cameron Slater – who apparently might be Carrick Graham, Simon Lusk, Jordan Williams, or Cathy Odgers, depending on the post…

14 comments on “Shrinking violet”

  1. tricledrown 1

    the party of personal responsibility where is the SST
    Collins Crushing silence

  2. Not a PS Staffer 2

    NBR SUBSCRIBER-ONLY POLL RESULT: Does Judith Collins have a place in government after the election?

    Yes (46%)
    No (54%)

    Justice Minister Judith Collins does not have a place in government after the election, the majority of NBR member subscribers believe.

  3. One Anonymous Bloke 3

    Sensitive wee sausage.

  4. freedom 4


    She has surfaced near a fish pond but has nothing to say because of Slater’s Police complaint apparently.
    Has anyone in the media asked the Police if such a complaint has actually been lodged?

    • ghostwhowalksnz 4.1

      No doubt she has the police giving her full details as it progresses.!

      Im sure the PMs media people tipped them off about her ‘undisclosed location’

  5. Red Rosa 5

    For those of us who recall Watergate, the parallels with Nixon and Key are interesting.

    Nixon won in a landslide in 1972, but his stock of credibility and popularity steadily dwindled with the drip feed of dirty tricks revelations. One by one his supporters in Congress dropped away and this finally forced his (unprecedented) resignation.

    ‘Dirty tricks’ sounds juvenile, and maybe is among the pros, but innocent people’s lives and careers can be wrecked.

    Nixon was a lawyer and a wickedly clever politician. He knew precisely what he was doing when he let his attack dogs loose, with all the money and power of the Republican Party and the White House behind them. ‘Plausible deniability’ was his stock in trade.

    Collins and Key have been employing the same tactics in NZ. We have chapter and verse. It is time for both to go.

    • Anne 5.1

      …finally forced his (unprecedented) resignation.

      If my memory serves me correctly, Nixon was within hours (note – hours) of being impeached. There was absolutely no other course he could take when he resigned. Two courageous journalists, Woodward and Bernstein were responsible for bringing a corrupt US government to its knees.

  6. Weepus beard 6

    Taxpayers Onion


  7. Just Julie 7

    She is what my Scots mother used to call a “gutless wonder”.

  8. Tracey 8

    When key was all high standards and sackings over the owen glenn and winston peter donation, did key accept that clark not comment or had no part?!?

  9. the pigman 9

    It’s alright, “Crusher” is busy providing more damning evidence against herself through WO: http://pastebin.com/ntEhGCtM (for some reason hasn’t (yet) been linked from @whaledump, however I assume he/she posted this)

    Just do a search for “crusher” in the conversation.. good stuff.

    • Bill 9.1

      Me, I’d treat anything coming on all this, from any source other than ‘whaledump’, as highly fucking suspect. But like I say, that’s just me. And maybe possibly just me?

  10. Sable 10

    Oh dear is Judith being a “sensitive wee sausage”, so upset by all the nasty comments she’s hiding herself away? We should leave the poor thing alone or she might get sick (again). ….

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