Peters vs Shirley

July 22nd, 2007 at 12:17 pm by David Farrar

The beloved Foreign Minister took time out from his travels to urge the Researched Medicines Industry Association to rescind the appointment of Ken Shirley as their new CEO.

A very petty thing to do.  Winston claims it is because Shirley is not a supporter of the health system.

It couldn’t at all be related to the fact that Peters is trying to sue Shirley.

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6 Responses to “Peters vs Shirley”

  1. Manolo () says:

    Peters is a mean spitired bugger, who is desperate and on the verge of political extinction.

    While in the country, and not overseas enjoying the baubles of office, Peters’ only option is to resort to this sort of tricks to keep his lamentable profile up.

    Just ignore his weak barking.

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  2. doctor doctor () says:

    Peters has Short Man’s disease.

    Sorry,…no cure.

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  3. Porcupine (242 comments) says:

    Can Shirley tackle NZs love of witch doctors and quackery? Stopping taxpayer (ACC and health) funding them would be a good start!

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  4. peterquixote () says:

    KEN SHIRLEY,
    if i ws pm
    KEN SHIRLEY
    MINISTERIAL POSITION
    next government
    KEN SHIRLEY

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  5. peterquixote () says:

    every time i met this guy he was so straight foreward and honest, ken shirley was a fantastic MP,

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  6. Rex Widerstrom () says:

    “…especially if the RMIA has an expectation that he will be able to lobby amongst politicians or political parties…” says Winston.

    Trying to prevent someone you’ve fallen out with from following their chosen career by using your influence to try to shut them out of Parliament?

    Coming as it does at a time when political interference in the appointment process is under the spotlight, it seems to show Winston’s growing bitterness is outweighing even his well-honed political instincts.

    Sad, if that’s what it’s come to, since he has only himself to blame for the lousy advice (or rather lack thereof) from the people whom he chose to surround himself and who ensured by their ineptitude that he’d never reach his potential.

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