An ambulance is racing down the motorway to an emergency call-out of a person with potentially life-threatening disease symptoms** and a ragtag of wannabe drivers are trying to wrestle the steering wheel from the highly experienced driver who has to keep all her attention on the road and traffic. They don’t want to get to the call-out ASAP but just desire to have a go at the wheel and play with the flashing lights, siren, and tooting device. At the back of the speeding ambulance, a bunch of dimwits is trying to force open the door, get into the ambulance, and push out the existing crewmembers so that they can play with the laughing gas AKA shit for giggles.
Does this scene raise your adrenaline, heart rate, and blood pressure? Or just a shoulder shrug – meh?
The politicking of a bunch of self-serving politicians is gobsmacking. The Election Day date has been postponed by four weeks. Supposedly, this makes it fairer and is a victory of common sense. Yeah, right! Is Winston Peters channelling Peter Dunne?
As long as we have Covid to deal with, it is likely that the PM and Labour Ministers will receive much of the Media attention. An extra four weeks is unlikely to change this and it has only created a perception of being fairer. Perception is everything and the Media know this well because they are one of the main if not major source of creating and influencing public perception. In other words, and in my view, it was a cosmetic act, a natural glow with thousands of luminous spheres and hallucinatory perfume put on a run-away pesky political porker and turning it into pulled pork with applesauce.
The politicians who haven’t yet jumped should now get their A into G and campaign their arses off. And I demand to see policies, hard, detailed, costed policies. Preferably original ones and no me-too variations of a theme that all look remarkably similar. And don’t rip off artists either for your campaigns. You lot get enough Taxpayers’ money to fund your campaigns and if you can’t be honest with your donations than you cannot be honest with our money either and you can piss right off.
Oh, and be kind to your opponents and treat them with the respect they deserve. Thank you in advance.
*or is it from Death Wish (the original one, with Charles Bronson)?
**the NZ population under threat from the virus
Disclaimer: this is entirely my personal opinion and should in no way be seen as representative of The Standard. It may contain factually incorrect matter and nothing has been verified for accuracy. In other words, this is a rant, hence the single tag of the post.