Bob Jones on everyone

September 19th, 2008 at 2:00 pm by David Farrar

Bob Jones is as interesting as always:

Helen hinted at a fear- mongering campaign about secret National agendas to sell off state assets. It won’t work against Key as his open countenance screams believability. He’s one of those rare individuals who’s a natural smiler and, as a result, to whom people warm.

A natural smiler – a nice phrase and true.

The are an enigma. They could inherit disenchanted Labour votes but that depends on their new co-leader’s ability to dispel their basket-weaving, folk-dancing, hand-wringing imagery. Now everyone’s green they may be deemed irrelevant.

Heh.

Dunne is the town bike of politics. He’s available to anyone who will have him but the ravages of a quarter-century’s political promiscuity have induced an electoral impotence and the time can’t be far off when voters put him out to pasture.

Ouch. The town bike of politics. Bob did stand against Peter in 1984.

Winston’s shenanigans aside, thanks to the evil inhibiting public participation, this election augurs poorly on the entertainment front. Thank goodness we have a fascinating US presidential race to keep us amused.

Yep. Much more interesting.

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11 Responses to “Bob Jones on everyone”

  1. redbaiter_baiter (108 comments) says:

    “Dunne is the town bike of politics. He’s available to anyone who will have him but the ravages of a quarter-century’s political promiscuity have induced an electoral impotence and the time can’t be far off when voters put him out to pasture.”

    Yes, how does an aging whore eke out a living till she can claim the pension ?

    Bryan Spondre

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  2. redeye (629 comments) says:

    “A natural smiler – a nice phrase and true.”

    And for me at least, very believable.

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  3. Redbaiter (13,197 comments) says:

    Bob is off my Christmas card list since it was revealed he gave money to NZ First.

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  4. Lindsay Addie (1,528 comments) says:

    Re Dunne, does being a whore with ‘commonsense’ help him to last longer??

    :lol:

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  5. labrator (1,850 comments) says:

    Could Helen get any closer to “John Key will eat your babies” with her Iraq deaths idiocy?

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  6. big bruv (13,923 comments) says:

    DPF

    I am not sure you can say that Bob’s comments re poodle Dunne are anything to do with Jones being beaten by Dunne in 84, I well remember Jones saying on many occasions that the worst possible outcome of that election race would have been if he had actually won his seat.

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  7. Murray (8,847 comments) says:

    So is Winston asking Bob for a dontation this election or what?

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  8. Patrick Starr (3,674 comments) says:

    Bob Jones – truly my favourite “rich prick”!

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  9. PhilBest (5,125 comments) says:

    Yep, I was gutted when Sir Bob was eliminated in the “NZ President” poll in the first round……

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  10. Tauhei Notts (1,721 comments) says:

    Please tell me if I am wrong but I thought Bob Jones ran against some dickwit called Templeton in Ohariu in 1984.

    [DPF: Hugh is not a dickwit but he was the National MP defeated by Peter Dunne. Bob Jones got a reasonable proportion of the vote]

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  11. Sushi Goblin (419 comments) says:

    Tauhei – he did.

    Templeton lost to Dunne. Jones came third. The vote splitting Jones caused to the National/Templeton vote was a chief reason why Dunne is in Parliament today.

    Templeton was no dickwit – he was a smart and astute cabinet minister who made a goose of himself in the months leading up to the 1984 election due to Jones’ clever goading. It would be harsh to judge Templeton’s contribution to NZ politics solely on his final 6 months in Parliament when he played significant roles in CER, NZ’s trade opportunities and more. Prior to politics, he was also a diligent trade diplomat. So no slug, though his dying months as a minister were not graceful.

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