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Effervescent stylist slams politicians

Written By: - Date published: 7:53 am, August 1st, 2008 - 22 comments
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New Zealand stylist Stephanie Rumble – best known for her fallout with Addington race officials after claiming that a giant bottle of Lindaur was her “date” in an attempt to avoid a newly introduced ban on BYO alcohol at the event – says that Helen Clark is too inhibited, John Key needs some contrast, Gerry Brownlee could lose the white shirt look and Michael Cullen is pretty good for an older chap.

22 comments on “Effervescent stylist slams politicians ”

  1. monkey-boy 1

    And on the subject of drink will the Party Loyal still be able to drink Tui, Monteiths, Heineken etc, when Winston takes Tui to court over their apparent breach of the EFA?

  2. Talking about idiots devoid of good taste and style is that bottle sufficient for Ruth, so she can deliver us another silly song?
    I doubt it mate!Burp!!

  3. lprent 3

    Lee: What exactly does Winston or the NZF have to do with the “broad labour movement”?

    Tell me have you ever read the About, because you seem to have a strange idea about what this site is about.

  4. Anita 4

    lprent,

    I’ll give Winston some labour movement cred for his commitment to raising the minimum wage.

  5. lprent 5

    Anita: Yes – agreed. The Nat’s change the min wage only with the upmost reluctance.

    But I wouldn’t say that most labour movement concerns are a normal part of the NZF brief apart from the super and retirement issues. They are however definitely centrist, which is probably why the attention started to focus on them over the last few weeks.

  6. Winston is the old war horse who is paying $200 to win his place back after the election. Have a stiff one on the rocks girls.
    Goodbye, must go, as my computer is floating down the Avon River.

  7. randal 7

    hey dad4juice you should be over in tm opinions… they all spitting the dummy over there this morning because no one wants them anywhere else…how did you manage to escape?

  8. Tane 8

    Lynn, I’ve actually been pleasantly surprised by most of NZ First’s employment policies. They’re far from ideal, but they’re very good advocates for the low-paid, Peter Brown in particular.

  9. monkey-boy 9

    lprent
    Winston supported the EFA which was a Labour Government Bill The Bill was endorsed for example by (I beleive) the CTU at Select Committee Stage, and recently the EFA has been in the news regarding the EPMU’s ability to register as a ‘third party’. – I assumed given the amount of glowing – sorry faint – praise for the EFA here, plus the evident endorsement of Winston by Helen Clark as a ‘conscientious and hardworking Minister’, that if Winston were to sue under the provions of the EFA, then it would meet with the support of the broad ‘Labour movement’.
    This might take the form of boycotting Tui. I suggest you take the idea to your rank and file. I think it will be a bit hit.

  10. lprent 10

    Lee: You seem to specialise in the extraordinarily long stretches.

  11. Felix 11

    You assume a lot there monkey-boy.

  12. monkey-boy 12

    Felix – Yeah Right.

    lprent – if anyone should be doing a long stretch – it would be Winston.

  13. monkey-boy 13

    Ha! You ‘lefties’ are all fire and brimstone when it comes to GDP and productivity and wages, but threaten to jeapardise your alcohol supply then suddenly there is much shuffling and looking at feet. Are we close to a ROom 101 moment? (‘Take Anita! Take Anita!) Reminds me of an old song I used to know as a fiery student along the lines of ‘As soon as I’ve finished this beer, the revolution will start…”
    I think I may have found your achilles heel. Is that why I was met with so much vitriol when I tried to fine Irish Bill a bottle of Jamiesons?
    Interstingly, they must have been pissed when they came up with the EFB n’est-ce que pas?

  14. Pascal's bookie 14

    Monkey, any feet shuffling is embarrassment for, not of.

  15. monkey-boy 15

    Come on Pascal, I’m sure Anita is a perfectly presentable type.

  16. Matthew Pilott 16

    monkey-boy, you’ve clearly never gone drinking with unionists or other hordes of the left. When it comes to beer, they’re closet eliteists and generally wouldn’t be seen dead with a tui in hand. It’s a little-known fact that “scab” was invented to describe a tui-drinker’s attempt to pilfer a quality Christchurch-based microbrew in exchange for Mangatinkoa’s “finest”.

    Tui was, in fact, boycotted decades ago.

    As for that Jamiesons – you had to earn it, son, and you hadn’t.

  17. lprent 17

    Tane: That is interesting – I wouldn’t have expected it. Labour issues aren’t a major focus for me now that I tend to avoid doing management work. Oh well you learn something new every day.

    Lee: ??? incoherent?.

    BTW: I wouldn’t say I ‘glow’ on the EFA 2007. I just think that it is a hell of a lot better than the EA 1993 that it replaced. The latter was just useless, as this storm in a teacup with NZF is demonstrating yet again. It had holes you could drive tanks through.

  18. monkey-boy 18

    “…they’re closet eliteists and generally wouldn’t be seen dead with a tui in hand.”

    It was with a collective sigh of relief that the political protest was allowed to proceed, and in unsurppased solidarity, they came out in support of Winston…

    I should add in the interests of balance, and without brazening out ‘dogwhistling’ (Sorry, Anita) accusations, that I am sure that Irish Bill is good to his mum.

  19. Felix 19

    I think you’re drunk now. And you’re barely worth hearing from when you’re sober.

    You must be a big hit at parties.

  20. Matthew Pilott 20

    Felix, as you may know there’s a school of thought that D4J is a truly brilliant surrealist art project by left-wing activists/social artists/satirists.

    Monkey-boy must be the high school-project equivalent – at least with D4J you think you know what you think he’s trying to say… I suppose you’ve got to start somewhere.

  21. Anita 21

    monkey-boy writes,

    It was with a collective sigh of relief that the political protest was allowed to proceed, and in unsurppased solidarity, they came out in support of Winston

    Is anyone here actually supporting Winston? I haven’t looked really hard but I don’t remember seeing much.

    BTW – while I’m touched to be named in a reference to Orwell it comes nowhere near the joy of being likened to the Exclusive Brethren by Steve Maharey, you’ll need to try harder 🙂

  22. monkey-boy 22

    Or get drunker….

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