Equal opportunity employer

Written By: - Date published: 9:40 am, July 14th, 2011 - 9 comments
Categories: act, don brash, Maori Issues, racism - Tags:

So, Don Brash is having trouble getting any Maori candidates for ACT. Apparently, he identified 3 possibles – 2 turned out to be “unsuitable” (not old white reactionaries?) and one wasn’t interested. My question, however, is this. If Brash does manage to headhunt a token Maori and give them a winnable list place, isn’t that race-based privilege?

lprent: added the image from the front page contributed by Rob Greg Salmond. Lexx reference?

9 comments on “Equal opportunity employer”

  1. Jim Nald 1

    Oh hallo! When Don does it, it is not race-based privilege.
    He’s also looking for females – the ones that would qualify for the role are the types who are more female than male, and more male than male.

    • Akldnut 1.1

      the ones that look more female than male, and ACT more male than male. lol

      • Jim Nald 1.1.1

        well done. you got it. chocolate fish for you 😉
        others can build on this.
        and provide more creative insights.

        p.s. the same could apply to Don’s choice of all his “tokens”

    • Rodel 1.2

      I would have thought Don would have had enough.
      He hasn’t been very successful in keeping either females or emails under his control.

  2. Rob Salmond 2

    I would love to take credit for that illustration, but sadly I cannot. Somebody else has contributed it. Lynn – is there an issue with email aliases or something?

  3. bbfloyd 3

    have you guys ever thought that don might just be getting lonely for a new housekeeper?

  4. Policy Parrot 4

    Was watching an old version of “Spin Doctors” the other night, where the two ACToids were more interested in scandal and leaks than any promotion of their own policies – probably because their own policies are that much of an anaethma to the electorate – I think Bangladesh was cited as an end product of their lasseiz-faire ideology.

    Even to the extent they were instructed to go “Leakers Anonymous”, an AA-style group, in which participants self swear off leaking, only to spot a “Confidential Labour Party Memo” in the room on the way out – and immediately call Rodney.

    But at least these guys had more class and dignity than the current rl iteration.

    • mik e 4.1

      Policy Parrot yeah their running out of countries to use as an example of lasseiz fair policy as every country thats adopted this has become an economic disaster so now they are making up countries lies or propaganda your choice

  5. logie97 5

    ACTually Alan Duff is looking for some money and the Parliamentary trough might be an avenue. He has been seen around the traps in the past.

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