Q. What goes on tour…

Written By: - Date published: 10:48 pm, September 11th, 2007 - 3 comments
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a) stays on tour?

b) stays on tour until there’s political capital to be gained by raising it?

Colin Espiner is worth a read:

Sure, it wasn’t the smartest thing in the world to invite a suspended prison guard along on the trip… But it’s not a sacking offence. If these are the standards we’re applying to ministers these days, soon there’ll be none left. O’Connor is a hard-working, honest straight-shooter..

The Prime Minister called it a bad call and it was. True to style Key went over the top and referred to it as “unbelievable stupidity”.

Colin has also pointed out that the other co-captain is Murray McCully, senior National Party MP and strategist. He asks: “How come he’s not copping any of the blame?”. Bloody good question. It defies belief that McCully didn’t know that Jim Morgan was a suspended Rimutaka Prison guard.

If he didn’t, and I were Key, I’d be sacking him as my strategist.

3 comments on “Q. What goes on tour…”

  1. Fred 1

    I tried to register 2 days ago (r0b), but have not received an email with a password. Is your registration system working?

  2. all_your_base 2

    Hi Fred

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  3. r0b 3

    Thanks, the registration was in my spam folder (and I would have found it there when I looked before if it hadn’t been pushed way down the list by heaps of spam apparently sent from the future – 2038 no less).

    Anyway, not related to this thread, but I found the following really interesting. The brains of liberals and the brains of conservatives function differently:

    http://www.latimes.com/news/science/la-sci-politics10sep10,1,5376455.story?ctrack=1&cset=true

    http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20070909/hl_afp/scienceneuroscience;_ylt=Al30OJfCu.KHrBSPDtyLnlSs0NUE

    Could be worth a thread of its own.

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