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8:17 am, June 14th, 2019 - 102 comments
Categories: broadcasting, making shit up, Media, national, sport, the praiseworthy and the pitiful, you couldn't make this shit up - Tags: Mark Richardson
So Mark Richardson thinks he may have a future career, from overpaid TV personality to overpaid public representative.
And he claims that he has finally picked a side, although to most of us it appears that his decision was made some time ago.
“I love the competitive nature of politics and, maybe because I was a sportsman, that’s what sits well with me,” he says.
“I’ve picked a side, I’m part of a team and you want to win and, for some reason, I love that part of the game. But it’s a game with very serious consequences, you never have to forget.”
That ‘team’ is the National Party, of which Richardson is a vocal supporter. However, he does softly chuckle in apparent agreement when it’s suggested his side could use him on the pitch right about now.
But with his career in broadcasting still, “Going quite well,” as he modestly frames it, joining the parliamentary ranks now and giving up his work in media is “Out of the question”.
“I’m not yet prepared to walk away from that,” he says. “Maybe that’ll be my retirement gig – three years in Parliament, being a backbencher and being a pain in the ass and trying to set the record for how many times I get kicked out of Parliament.”
So Mark promises to bring his innate talents as a batsman, so magnificent that his teammates chose for him the nickname Rigor as in Rigor mortis, to our house of representatives. I can hardly wait.
I think he will want to somehow wind back this event:
I do not think he will succeed. The level of boorish stupidity he showed on that occasion was too much to be undone …