Talk about politics

Written By: - Date published: 11:21 pm, October 19th, 2009 - 7 comments
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radio 50s kitchOn RNZ’s Nine to Noon today Andrew Campbell rips the shit out of National‘s grotesque mismanagement of the Rugby World Cup fiasco and laments the lack of talent in the PM’s staff, all the while Matthew Hooton gently weeps.

There’s also talk about how despite the ongoing cock-ups of this Government the polls are still strongly in favour of National while Labour languishes, and Campbell addresses some of the Government’s lies about ACC.

7 comments on “Talk about politics”

  1. gingercrush 1

    I can’t warm to him. Who is he anyway? I preferred Laila Harre because she wasn’t shy about attacking both sides of the political spectrum even though she is to the left of it. Hooton is alright though sometimes he says silly things but he too often criticises the right. With Campbell it seems he isn’t willing to criticise his side and the excuse that things will eventually accumulate in regards to the polls really needs to be shred to bits. Because things accumulating doesn’t explain Goffs rating going downwards.

    • sk 1.1

      Two issues here, Ginger; one political, one national (i.e the country). On the politics alone, yes Labour is absent. They are yet to reveal that they have a voice.

      But from a national perspective, the country that is, what you are saying is that we have an incompetent government and an incompetent opposition. Well, we elect a government not an opposition. The government is answerable to us, the opposition to party members.

      And everything Campbell says is spot on. Again the PM’s lack of policy experience, and his inability to build a team around him, is really hurting him. And as I am not a member of the Labour party, that matters much more to me as a NZ’er than Goff’s apparent incompetence when it comes to the politics of opposition.

  2. tc 2

    Like this site, RNZ doesn’t influence the swinging voters who got bored with Helen, read the herald, watched TV…..wasnt Duncan Garner ever so balanced…voted accordingly.
    There’s plenty of balanced and accurate critisicm around but you will not hear it where it counts….talkback/FM rock stations etc.
    I just want my elected MP to stop douple dipping as an akl city coucillor as well…..Blingish must be his mentor.
    NACT are a disgrace and labor aren’t being concise or focused enough…lets see how it goes.

  3. Trader Jack 3

    I can’t believe how amateurish they’ve been over the RWC deal. It certainly seems from the outside that Key’s office doesn’t know what they’re doing. The same appears to apply to Goff’s team too if he’s only in the news for commenting on why his polls are so crap – why would you want to be reminding people?

  4. Deemac 4

    hate to break it to you Trader Jack, but Goff comments on lots of stuff – it’s the media who pick and choose what they report. Or did you think they are unbiaised recorders of facts? Yeah right.

    • Blue 4.1

      Part of the problem is that Goff comments on lots of stuff. I cringe whenever I hear him on Morning Report.

      If ever there was a man in need of some media coaching and PR help, it’s him.

      No shame in admitting he needs help. Helen did too when she first took over as leader.

    • Trader Jack 4.2

      Sure I understand that, but Goff or his staff should also know that’s what the media does, and know any comment given about things like “why my polls are so crap” are going to get precedence over more substantial comment.
      The trick is to not comment on these sort of distractions.

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