Written By: - Date published: 10:49 am, April 30th, 2012 - 37 comments
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What your ruling party got up to at its South Island Regional Conference. Michael Woddhouse, list MP and failed candidate for Dunedin South, speaking at a podium behind a toilet seat with Dunedin South MP Clare Curran’s face attached. It’s witty, too. That’s what I like about it.

37 comments on “Classy”

  1. Roy 1

    How infantile.
    On the other hand, toilet seats are useful and under-appreciated, and often carry a heavy burden, so perhaps it is not as insulting as it was intended to be?

  2. Colonial Viper 2

    At least we now know who the subject of Woodhouse’s toilet play fantasies is. Seriously, I’m sure this photo was taken “out of context”.

  3. Jimmie 3

    Hmmm yeah do the words photo & shop occur to anyone?

    • Colonial Viper 3.1

      You’re saying that Clare Curran’s photo was photoshopped in?

      Whose photo do you think was originally on the toilet seat that Woodhouse is holding?

    • Deano 3.2

      that’s some professional level photoshopping in your imagination. The reflection of lights off curved plastic surfaces perfectly fit.

    • Chris 3.3

      Why would anyone even bother photoshopping that?

    • felix 3.4

      Ok gang, I’ve found a picture of a Nat MP with his eyes closed and his hands resting on something. How should we use our awesome shooping skillz for evil? We could have him touching anything. Anything at all.

      Ooh ooh I’ve got it. The perfect plan…

    • Uturn 3.5

      haha if there was no photo, or a different photo, then why did he bring a blue toilet seat to his meeting? What kind of speech requires such a prop – Show and Smell?

      Besides, that looks like specialist kind of seat. Did he steal it from a public facility for private use?

  4. Bored 4

    I am not sure Clare would want to look up failed candidates jackseys…National party types however may have different proclivities. Clare would not need to look to know the sight to be entirely unwholesome.

  5. Tigger 5

    Clare hardly needs to see his actual to know he is one.

    Also, ew.

  6. Te Reo Putake 6

    I suppose this is an example of the openness and engagement National Party apologist Pete George was waffling on about on Open Mike this morning. Still, we’ve heard so much abour National’s economic policies, it’s just great to see the delivery mechanism at last.

  7. Simon 7

    Mike Woodhouse was the National candidate for Dunedin North not Dunedin South. Oh and who decides this is an appropriate thing to do at a conference?

  8. marsman 8

    Speaking through a toilet seat? Is Woodhouse suggesting he’s in the can? Or that he is shit.

  9. BLiP 9

    Sad thing, this stunt would have been the highlight of the conference for those provincial South Island National Ltd™ silly old farts stalwarts. After a gleeful chuckle at the toilet humour, it would’ve been straight off to the bar for a whisky or three before an early night with tea served in the suite at the same time as “Are You Being Served?” Busy day tomorrow . . . golf and all that.

  10. jpwood 10

    Don’t worry the National Party’s chief whip will quickly bring him into line and stop this silly schoolyard behaviour.

  11. Hannah 11

    Get your facts correct. This was NOT at the National Party Conference. Also if the illustrious member for South Dunedin did not make statements in the media that were totally inappropriate for a Member of Parliament (the Government has pissed on Dunedin) then her constituents would not have given her the name Pottymouth.

  12. Frederick 12

    As a member who went to conference I can say that this was not present! Or maybe I missed the real party … Hate to break it to you all but conference was at a nice big bright venue – even during the daytime!

    • felix 12.1

      So it’s National list MP Michael Woodhouse speaking somewhere else with a picture of Clare Curran’s face on a toilet seat as a prop.

      Sorry if I don’t see how that makes it any better.

    • Colonial Viper 12.2

      Was the National Conference so small that it was only held in one room at a time?

      Otherwise how can you have been everywhere in the building at the same time?

      Or were you compulsively following Woodhouse around like a little dog all day.

    • fender 12.3

      “Hate to break it to you all but conference was at a nice big bright venue”

      Is that to contrast with the dim attendees, or is this the mythical “brighter future”?

  13. Frederick 13

    Ha so maybe I missed something great – either way, it’s a light hearted action compared to stating the Govt ‘pissed’ on Dunedin. Doubt you can really say one’s better than the other …

    • BLiP 13.1

      Seeing as how John Key has fucked New Zealand, you’ll have no objection then to anyone sticking a photo of his head on a used condom . . . light-heartedly, of course.

    • felix 13.2

      Yeah, ‘cos when you accuse someone of doing something it’s exactly the same as if you’d done that thing yourself.

      Like when someone accuses you of being a racist and you think to yourself “they’re just racist against racist people”.

      Yep, in that way accusing the govt of pissing on a city is just like if Clare had actually pissed on the city herself, so now that Michael’s saying “I’ll piss on Clare’s face lol” they’re just as bad as each other.

      Can we get some better trolls please?

    • fender 13.3

      “Ha so maybe I missed something great ”

      You went to the wrong place if you were looking for anything great.

  14. millsy 14

    Its OK for the right to dish it out, but not to take it. Why dont they just admit it.

    Why dont they just go the whole hog, put on their brown shirts and go down the Currans electoral office and trash the place, and rough her up.

  15. Percy 15

    Hahahaha Good on ya Mike – finally someone pointing out the member for her shit behaviour! Go mad cronies that seem to think she’s amazing just for being Labour. Voted for her the first time, never doing that again.

  16. Anthony 16

    HAHAHA! Voted Labour in 2005. Fuck dat shit.

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