Question Time was just hilarious today. Or it would be, if these clowns weren’t running the country.
There was Wayne Mapp floundering, and Gerry Brownlee … well, being Gerry Brownlee. But best (worst) of all, this question to the towering intellect that is Paula Bennett:
From Green MP Catherine Delahunty:
“Which Peter Saunders did she intend to appoint to advise the Welfare Working Group on welfare and employment: the Peter Saunders whose book Welfare to Work she cited in the House last week, or the Peter Saunders she actually appointed, who thinks there is a link between low class and low intelligence? Is she aware that they are actually two different people?”
Bennett was unable to answer.
So the Green MP tried to help her.
Catherine Delahunty: I seek leave to table two documents. The first relates to the biography of Professor Peter Saunders and it is from the University of New South Wales website.
Mr SPEAKER: Leave is sought to table that document. Is there any objection? There is objection.
Catherine Delahunty: I seek leave to table another document. It relates to the biography of Professor Peter Saunders from the Centre for Independent Studies, and it is from the Welfare Working Group website.
Mr SPEAKER: Leave is sought to table the document. Is there any objection? There is objection.
Yes, a Cabinet Minister doesn’t know who she has appointed, and thinks it’s somebody else, with the same name.
“I’m Brian … no, I’m Brian, and so is my wife!”