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2:10 pm, September 20th, 2013 - 18 comments
Categories: Conservation, Environment, making shit up, Media - Tags: nick smith
The spinners in parliament and government are rather predictable. The ideal time for them to dump their disgusting embarrassments into the public sphere is typically late on a friday, preferably when it is it is a long holiday weekend or there is a lot of other interesting news around.
This ensures that the media and public are distracted and will allow several days of cooling down of the pungency of the wafting stench of corruption. This works especially well with the media who often have a concentration span that even babies often exceed, which is probably why the TV3 news team prefers to invent stories rather than chase them down.
Well it is a long time to the next long weekend with good weather. However there is considerable media interest in a contest between some low flying aircraft in San Diego.
Would anyone care to speculate on what we will see later today on the friday dump? I’m picking some material dropping off the rear of DOC related to what Nick Smith saw and can no longer remember….
Meridian shares at low price?
Russel Norman responds:
Edit: Labour Party responds (good to see Labour quick of the mark on this)
Yep. Predictable. Hide the bargain basement sale of our assets (in the interests of the National party) in a friday press release.
interesting that at a function to meet british govt mps it was also attended by political strategists. is that normal here too, to have a state funded function full of partisan strategists? crosby texter in the midst of it all again… might not be a friday dump as such but it is something lost on the masses
This from Claire Trevett at NZ Herald:
Key pictured also meeting with Ed Miliband – to show him being kinda balanced (yeah right).
So Textor is the prick to watch here. Is he the one who has been pushing boat people as a threat on both sides of the Tasman?
Mark Textor is certainly the one pushing Boris’s boat –
and then Key seems well in with Boris.
I’m fairly sure Crosby/Textor were also hired by Conservatives at the last British election so I guess it’s a case of being ‘all in the family’ Tracey.
yes siree but why should taxpayers pay for these people to be entertained?
perhaps something in employment will be slipped under the radar. doesnt it speak volumes about this govt that transport is put together with industrial relations.
if anyone has time rwad this one page submission on the employment relations act from airport cleaners.
perhaps more politicians should take the time to kkep in touch with hard working kiwis
Thanks. A heart felt plea.
anne i copied this earlier today
Key was invited by Conservative Party leader and British counterpart David Cameron to a gathering of most of his MPs in Chipping Norton, a couple of hours northwest of London.
Key gave a speech to the MPs and strategists and joined in a “deeply political conversation” with high-ranking Cabinet ministers including Chancellor George Osborne and Home Secretary Theresa May.
Key also chatted with the controversial Australian political strategist Lynton Crosby, who advises Cameron.
Old friends catching up
. Remember it was Key who put C+T on retainer when he became National party leader.
Highly unusual outside an election period, and must have cost an arm and a leg, but worth it dont u think as they created the “legend” we see today
I heard they were on a fairly regular retainer to check up on things over here …
An early election maybe?
I am looking forward to question time over the sale of Meridian shares. Key will have to give excuses when he gets back; he will not admit any blame from his government.
Blaming labour greens power policy is already part of the rhetoric
They didn’t have a policy, they plucked some ideas out of there arses. The term policy implies some thought and discussion went on over a period of time, horses arse it did. Extreme left politics at its worst.
Is this of the “brown cake” type, fresh out of the gut type? whoa, I get sick just reading the headlines, and no surprises after all, Natzies are just what they are “Na(t)zis”. Enjoy the weekend while you can.
“The lure of money does funny things to people … that are not funny.”
Sara Henderson (author on the outback)