PM has not read report!

September 23rd, 2008 at 2:36 pm by David Farrar

This is amazing. Rodney Hide has just questioned on whether she is happy with the $40,000 donation to Peters from a donor through the . Peters tried to block it half a dozen times but he finally got to ask it.

Clark’s response was she has not seen the wiring diagram from the that was in the report.

So the PM has not even bothered to read the report. This takes her hear no evil, see no evil to new levels. That $40,000 strikes cast grave doubt on the integrity of decision making around the racing portfolio and the PM declares she hasn’t even looked at the evidence.

I mean seriously just when you think the standards can not drop any lower, they do.

So Helen Clark has cleared Winston Peters from any wrong doing, and she did it without even needing to read the report of the Privileges Committee. She will presumably be voting against the report – also without reading it.

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57 Responses to “PM has not read report!”

  1. AndrewE (24 comments) says:

    Surely she jests?

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  2. big bruv (14,224 comments) says:

    And will Fat Fran Mold ask the PM about this on tonights TVNZ news?

    YEAH RIGHT

    [DPF: No references to weight of journalists please]

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  3. slightlyrighty (2,098 comments) says:

    She didn’t need to as she was getting a blow by blow account from Cullen on a daily basis, while Key was trusting Simon Power to run the committee, which by all accounts he has done well.

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  4. alex Masterley (1,538 comments) says:

    Unbelieveable.
    Some-one should put the wiring diagram on a bill board outside her house!

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  5. MikeMan (173 comments) says:

    This is farsical. Is it possible to call a vote of no confidence this close to an election? I would love to see the results.

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  6. democracymum (616 comments) says:

    Helen made a huge strategic mistake today.
    It is a mistake that I believe she will be unable to recover from.

    “Prime Minister Helen Clark says the conflict of evidence has not been satisfactorily resolved in order for her to make a decision on Mr Peters’ future.”

    In making this incredulous statement, she has removed any doubt that she considers
    herself to be above the law.

    The rest of us have known this for some time, now the rest of New Zealand knows.

    You cannot tell the NZ public for several weeks you are waiting on the Privileges Committee, and then
    dismiss outright its conclusions, just because it doesn’t suit your politically.

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  7. big bruv (14,224 comments) says:

    I also note that Klark is accusing the Nat’s of running a dirty campaign, will the media point out the hypocrisy of her statement?

    YEAH RIGHT

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  8. Don the Kiwi (1,821 comments) says:

    Oh, the shame.
    I recall an old birthday song… “why was she born so beautiful
    why was she born at all.
    She’s no bloody use to anyone,
    She’s no bloody use at all.”
    Let the farce continue to its ultimate demise.

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  9. Craig Ranapia (1,266 comments) says:

    “Prime Minister Helen Clark says the conflict of evidence has not been satisfactorily resolved in order for her to make a decision on Mr Peters’ future.”

    Of course, nothing ever could “satisfactorily” resolve that question. Still, I am thankful that Clark has been automatically exempt from jury duty since she entered Parliament in 1981. She would have found it too traumatic for words.

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  10. Grant Michael McKenna (1,110 comments) says:

    Our Dear Leader shows her wisdom by being able to tell the contents of the report without even reading it. Her superlative awesomeness knows no bounds, and before we mortals are as chaff. All Hail Our Dear Leader!

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  11. Nefarious (533 comments) says:

    I have not read the evidence.

    But Winnocent is innocent.

    How the fuck does that work? I wonder how much it would take for Winnocent to spill his guts? Surely there is some rich prick out there that can grease his palm, I mean, he’s shown himself to be open to a bit of financial persuasion.

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  12. burt (7,434 comments) says:

    Nefarious

    Absolute power corrupts absolutely. – That’s how it works.

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  13. wreck1080 (4,001 comments) says:

    Helen doesn’t care what Winston did.

    Helen cares about herself and power.

    There is no other explanation .

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  14. Inventory2 (9,384 comments) says:

    Even worse than that – Cullen is quoted as saying that even though MP’s believed that Peters lied, it is not grounds to be sacked – that is a freaking scandal!!

    http://keepingstock.blogspot.com/2008/09/what.html

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  15. Lee C (2,720 comments) says:

    She hasn’t read it. But someone has, and told her it is so damning tht she would have no choice but to sack him, so she simply adopts the tactic of sticking her fingers in her ears and singing ‘LALALALa” until the nasty people go away.

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  16. musthafabuck (100 comments) says:

    And will Fat Fran Mold ask the PM about this on tonights TVNZ news?

    YEAH RIGHT

    She might Big Bruv…….. after her evening shave.

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  17. Crampton (213 comments) says:

    And yet event derivatives paying out at $1 if Winston is fired or resigns are still trading at about $0.37 on iPredict. I’m massively short; anybody else? Who’s reckoning that he will be fired at this point?

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  18. getstaffed (8,040 comments) says:

    Quick show of hands from any sensible persons who still believe that Winston doesn’t have seriously damaging dirt on Helen.
    :
    :
    anyone?
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    Nope.

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  19. Colonel Masters (385 comments) says:

    LOL Crampton, I bought them at 80c.

    I guess people think that if it hasn’t happened by now, it simply ain’t gonna happen.

    Edit: I thought she would hold on to him only as long as she needed to (to see out the term and to pass the Emissions Trading Bill), but now realise he must have something on her.

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  20. musthafabuck (100 comments) says:

    wreck1080 (93) Vote: 0 0 Says:

    September 23rd, 2008 at 3:05 pm
    Helen doesn’t care what Winston did.

    Helen cares about herself and power.

    There is no other explanation .

    There must be wreck, as I scan the blogs there is a lot of innuenndo about a certain PM’s wife….what does it allude to?

    Can someone tell me please.

    As an ex Labour supporter I am disgusted and ashamed at the way things here are panning out, shame and eternal pox on you Helen and yours.

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  21. bearhunter (822 comments) says:

    I think this attitude is the result of her and Cullen having painted themselves into a corner over Winnie. Had they shown some concern at the start and even said that the allegations were serious and demanded further investigation, she could have pulled back from Winston now. But she didn’t. She treated it as though the PC was going to exonerate him and consequently her inability to admit any wrong decision ever means she is in the ludicrous position of Labour being the only party outside NZF to push the line that Winnie was hard done by, in the fae of an avalanche of evidence to the contrary. Poor judgement from such a supposedly accomplished politician. Of course her depthless arrogance means she doesn’t even realise people think Winnie is a crook and she’s either pathologically deluded or in cahoots with him.

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  22. Nefarious (533 comments) says:

    Do you think McCain would send a task force to invade us if he wins and Helen also wins?

    We’ve got some oil, an Islamic terrorist (or 2?) and a corrupt dictator, surely we fit the bill for a war against terror?

    Resistance would be minimal, maybe phule and a few other losers stumbling outside stoned and telling them to fuck off, at most.

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  23. gd (1,780 comments) says:

    Any of those who have scoffed in the past when I said Luigis got Clark by the balls big time want to argue with me that its just about politics

    this aint about politics never was about politics its all about saving face and not being totally and utterly humiliated in front of the nation.

    Thats what Clark is about Trying to avoid being condemned as the most fraudulent Prime minister this country has ever had.

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  24. big bruv (14,224 comments) says:

    Any reasonable swing voter watching question time today would have been shocked at the antics of dear corrupt leader.

    IMHO she was close to losing it, never have I seen such a nasty, vicious or a more hostile attack on somebody in the house, the issue of what Key did or did not do was lost in her naked hatred.

    She resembles the very worst of dictators who has a honest belief that they have a right to rule unchallenged, it would not surprise me if she was suffering from some sort of medical condition.

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  25. PhilBest (4,757 comments) says:

    Yep, I have yet to see any credible explanation for all this other than that Winnie knows where the bodies are buried…….

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  26. burt (7,434 comments) says:

    gd

    Clark could resign today and all this pain will go away. She will be yesterdays news about 3 days after she resigns…. what is stopping her?

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

    and it’s all about “Trust” Lol

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  28. gd (1,780 comments) says:

    All the Nats and Rodney have to do is keep asking her questions about why she hasnt walked away from Luigi and eventually she will pop. And when the House rises all those attending gatherings or meetings have to do is keep asking her the question why she didnt fire him when the SFO announced it was investigating.

    Bit by bit she will be shown even to her dumbest supporters to not have a credible answer.

    Bit by bit the TRUST mantra will be exposed for the fraud it and her really are.

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  29. baxter (753 comments) says:

    Well from her many adverse comments concerning the Privileges Committee it is clear to me that the Tyrant intends to supplant the Committee and replace them with herself as sole Judge should she win the election.

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  30. Nefarious (533 comments) says:

    Judge Hell – “I AM THE LAW”

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  31. PhilBest (4,757 comments) says:

    All this time I have a nasty niggling thought at the back of my mind, what surefire play out of the Putin/Chavez handbook of “how to manipulate democracy” does Helen have lined up for the next election? Because nothing else so far makes sense.

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  32. dad4justice (6,594 comments) says:

    All Gummint Reports are toilet paper for those lucky enough too enjoy the Absolute Power regime.

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  33. gd (1,780 comments) says:

    Philbest

    God forbid she gets back in but IMHO high on the agenda will be full public funding of political parties but set at a modest level and excluding any advertising the current government does on the grounds that this is just ensuring the citizens are aware and informed

    this will also include a Commission for Political Advertising that will authorise all such advertising and its members will surprise surprise be appointed by the government.

    Then there will be the legislation around the new concept of families.

    In deference to other cultures we will be allowed to have more than one husband and one wife and in fact a man may have another man as a partner and a women or wimmin as well and vice a versa if they chose.

    Children will be obtainable from donors and swappable amongst extended family groups.

    All this and much much more to look forward to from the FOURTH helen Clark administration

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  34. gd (1,780 comments) says:

    BYW the last bit on families is part of the policy disucssions from Ruth Dysons Ministry Advanced work has been undertaken on this matter

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  35. dad4justice (6,594 comments) says:

    Labour want to treat and trade children as part of the sick social experiment. They are evil.

    Edit ; who needs reports when policy is written behind closed doors?

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  36. Dock (43 comments) says:

    For the fiftieth time today I have thought to myself.

    What the hell has Winston got on Helen.

    After reading Absolute Power by Ian Wishart and thinking that if 25% of this is true we must get her out of power I am now starting to think maybe there is much more to her skeletons than meets the eye.

    Dover Samuels was sacked with the “Swirling accusations” scenario forcing Helen to do what was right and get rid of him.

    What Dover did or did not do was nothing compared to what Winston has been proven to have done. Michael Cullen has alo proven himself to be a man with the lowest of standards and scruples.

    Another question I have thought. “What the hell are the backbenchers for Labour thinking now? If the whole of New Zealand can see what power hungry deceiving sacks of shit they have as leaders they must be able to as well”

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  37. dad4justice (6,594 comments) says:

    Everybody knows that Winston has something big on Klark. I wonder what it could be?

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  38. Nefarious (533 comments) says:

    Tranzrail shares perhaps?

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  39. casual watcher (174 comments) says:

    Dad – it has to be something more than the LA airport rumour – gizz a clue !

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  40. dad4justice (6,594 comments) says:

    Teddy bear’s picnic secrets perhaps?

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  41. Nefarious (533 comments) says:

    If you go out in the woods today
    You’re sure of a big surprise.
    If you go out in the woods today
    You’d better go in disguise?

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  42. gd (1,780 comments) says:

    Dock You are obviously not aware that newly elected Labour MPs under go an ethics and morals bypass as part of their initiation ceremony

    They are at this moment reading our comments and saying WTFs wrong with these people. Doesnt everybody do it?

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  43. RRM (10,104 comments) says:

    OR:

    Perhaps she’s going to read it tonight? Or right now? it can’t be the only thing in her In tray.

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  44. freethinker (677 comments) says:

    burt

    Probably the thought of spending time in prison, if Winston spills the beans.

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  45. Nefarious (533 comments) says:

    You know what RRM, you are absolutely correct.

    She’s probably had to wade through the latest Foodtown mailers, see what’s on spesh at Te Warewhare, pay the parking fines on all the ministerial beemers, reply to some fan mail and scrutinise John Key’s Onecard account.

    That unimportant shit can wait, we know Winnocent The Innocent is incapable of telling porkies and gorging at the trough of big business.

    Knob. Head.

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  46. RRM (10,104 comments) says:

    You obviously don’t have the pleasure of emptying a large e mail Inbox every day then, Nefarious?

    (If we’re going to rush to any conclusion about Clark’s apparent reading rate, I don’t see why it can only be DPF’s overtly hostile conclusion.)

    And. don’t. call. me. rude. names. Most. of. us. get. demerit. points. for. calling. people. rude. names.

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  47. Gravyman62 (37 comments) says:

    It’s not about trust anymore is it Helen? It’s about fraud.

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  48. Nefarious (533 comments) says:

    I’ve got plenty of demerits for abusing ignorant lefties and I wear them like a hard earned badge of honour.

    As for email? I have a large staff of sycophantic dangleberries to do menial shit like that for me. And when they aren’t doing that they better damn well be out there smearing my competitors and victimising errant customers who don’t bring their business my way. Those bastards should be grateful I even take their money, and if they dare complain about the service I’ll just increase the prices. Ignorant fools.

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  49. Turlough (18 comments) says:

    A stunning revelation by Peters in Parliament this afternoon.

    In one of his repeated attempts to stop Rodney Hide speaking on the Privileges Committee report, he raised the question as to why it was OK for Nick Smith to have a trust fund to pay his legal bills, but not OK for Peters himself to have one for the same purpose.

    The trust fund he was referring to is the Spencer Trust. It is a very short time since Peters was vehemently denying he knew anything about the Spencer Trust. Now he admits its purpose is to pay his legal bills.

    How are we ever to know when he is telling the truth? Will he hold up a sign?

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  50. Nefarious (533 comments) says:

    At which point Trev interjected and asked why it was ok for Mickey C to stay up late and watch CSI: New York when David and him had to go to bed.

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  51. Bok (550 comments) says:

    Why has NZ sold it’s soul? Even DPF is too wet and PC to admit:
    1) Peters has Helen by her balls (and I meant that)
    2) Helen is corrupt
    3) RRM, Sonic and the rest has about as much credibility as Helen.

    Guys if Helen is not protecting “the secret” by supporting Winston, then we must encourage Phil Ure to be your next minister of labour or have him as the new CEO of the Dairy Board.

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  52. Bevan (3,232 comments) says:

    You obviously don’t have the pleasure of emptying a large e mail Inbox every day then, Nefarious?

    (If we’re going to rush to any conclusion about Clark’s apparent reading rate, I don’t see why it can only be DPF’s overtly hostile conclusion.)

    Yet she has somehow found the time to trawl through John Keys entire Investment history….

    Oh the priorities!

    And. don’t. call. me. rude. names. Most. of. us. get. demerit. points. for. calling. people. rude. names.

    Only when one is not being a deluded knob head.

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  53. NeillR (351 comments) says:

    Cullen is quoted as saying that even though MP’s believed that Peters lied
    Ah, Michael Cullen. For a man who chooses his words carefully he was awfully sloppy on Close Up just now. He said that Owen Glenn had one version which was denied by Peters and Henry – not true. Initially they denied it, but when OG produced the evidence, they changed their story to say that they “couldn’t recollect” what had occured.

    Peter Dunne spoke quite well on it during the debate on the committee’s report – he said that when the evidence was in, there was very little between the two sides, but that neither side disputed what had occurred on Dec 14th – as above. So Cullen has made his mind up on something other than the evidence – i wonder what it could be?

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  54. OECD rank 22 kiwi (2,760 comments) says:

    big bruv says on September 23rd, 2008 at 2:38 pm:

    And will Fat Fran Mold ask the PM about this on tonights TVNZ news?

    YEAH RIGHT

    I can see your point there big bruv. Fran will fail to grasp the gravity of the issue.

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  55. OECD rank 22 kiwi (2,760 comments) says:

    It Hels can’t be bothered to read the report she is not fit to govern New Zealand.

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  56. Murray (8,803 comments) says:

    Is Clark even going to allow us to have an election in November?

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  57. PhilBest (4,757 comments) says:

    # dad4justice (4037) Vote: Add rating4 Subtract rating 0 Says:
    September 23rd, 2008 at 4:49 pm

    “Everybody knows that Winston has something big on Klark. I wonder what it could be?”

    # Nefarious (226) Vote: Add rating5 Subtract rating 0 Says:
    September 23rd, 2008 at 4:59 pm

    “Tranzrail shares perhaps?”

    WHO’D KNOW?

    Poor old Ian Wishart hasn’t got enough time to do ALL the scrutinising of these people, and no-one else is doing it……..

    Who believes that ANY MSM journalist has popped down to the shares registry office to check on the shareholdings of the members of the Labour Cabinet AT ANY TIME?

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