From the Granny Heralds Sideswipe column.
Women blanked by Banks
A reader was enjoying a coffee with family at the mall on Sunday. “We were approached by John Banks, who introduced himself to my son and asked him what school he goes to. He then introduced himself to me and moved on, totally passing my partner and her 23-year-old daughter. He did the same at the next table. As he left I said that I thought women got the vote in 1893.”
Bloody hell. How long has John Banks been suckling at the teat of the taxpayers and ratepayers?
Banks retired from Parliament at the 1999 elections.
In 2001, he contested and won the Auckland City mayoralty
I’d say that John Banks is a professional politician if he has gone through almost three decades in politics.
In that time he obviously still has not figured out that women are slightly more than 50% of the electorate – that is outright stupid. Either that or it this episode defines who John Banks represents – the male knuckle scrapers of the world who have been trying to ignore women since they got to vote.
In either case, I’d suggest that women and any males who aren’t still living in the 19th century take note – and vote against the knuckle scraper.