Woolerton shamed by Glenn saga

October 22nd, 2008 at 2:33 pm by David Farrar

NZ First MP has revealed that he felt shamed by the Owen Glenn saga and that he thought the did its job:

The donation scandal, which almost capsized Winston Peters, deeply embarrassed his NZ First colleague, Hamilton MP Doug Woolerton.

List MP Mr Woolerton made the revelation during last night’s Waikato Times candidates’ debate for Hamilton East.

He was responding to a question from the floor on the subject and dropped characteristic good humour to answer openly and honestly.

“I was hugely embarrassed. That was unfortunate but the parliamentary committee did its job,” he said.

Doug will be gald NZ First has already had their list ranking!

It is good to see some signs of intelligent life in NZ First – I mean no-one (not even Helen) really could have heard all the evidence and think there was anyway Winston was telling the truth about not knowing.

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17 Responses to “Woolerton shamed by Glenn saga”

  1. democracymum (648 comments) says:

    Ya think? This is the same woman who thinks this election is all about trust….

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  2. Neil (579 comments) says:

    Doug Woolerton would be another of these “blinkered vision” people in New Zealand First. Doesn’t believe in free trade, conspiracy theory and then to follow his crackpot leader.
    I’d rather vote Labor than vote NZ First. Their attitude,epitomised by Winston and Ron Mark, the sue in a moment bro and bully boy tactics. I have never seen a less principled party than the Winston First fiasco.
    Peter Brown comes out with these anti-migrant statements, heavens almighty he was a migrant originally.
    Get rid of that garden pest NZ First.
    As for Woolerton’s honesty, if Winston was leaning on him would he be so honest ?

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  3. Rex Widerstrom (5,349 comments) says:

    Oh right. Now he’s on the hustings he’s “embarrassed”. All through the affair he offered no evidence and supported his leader. In fact in the now-famous exchange with Hooten just last week, Woolerton was proffering nonsense like “Well I read in the paper that when people take over a job they can take some time to learn it and that’s what happened here” to explain the comments of Dail Jones.

    Give it up, Doug. You’re beyond embarrassment (though being an embarrassment is still well within your reach it seems).

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  4. MikeE (555 comments) says:

    Its a bit of a stretch to call that intelligent life..

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  5. gd (2,286 comments) says:

    just heard that Tauranga Boys high have conducted their election which has been right 10 out of the past 12 elections so cant be dismissed.

    The bad news for the socialists is thaey polled Wait for it 16%

    The Nats polled 71% Even given the exaggaration looks like the socialists are headed for a hiding come 8th Nov

    Luvely jubbly

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  6. Don the Kiwi (1,708 comments) says:

    Poor old Tug Woolerton.
    I suppose some credit may be gained by being honest, but its probably just a ploy to curry favour in the electorate, because everyone knows that Winston is full of shit, and Tug argued in his favour. He should have just kept his trap shut, but instead he got brown stains on his chin and down his tie.

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  7. Shoreboy (20 comments) says:

    “looks like the socialists are headed for a hiding come 8th Nov”

    I wish – If Williamson and Smith would just engage their brains before they speak, then TBHS may be right

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  8. GPT1 (2,118 comments) says:

    Woolerton is a wally and even he could see Winston was lying. Shame he stayed quiet and is prepared to come in on Winston’s tattered shirt tales again.

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  9. Buggerlugs (1,592 comments) says:

    That should win Doug about, oh, 0 votes. what a ***t.

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  10. Murray (8,847 comments) says:

    I believe this sage shamed a lot more people than just Doug Woolerton.

    Hes just the only one with the tiny shred of dignity left enough to admit it.

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  11. pdm (842 comments) says:

    I too think it is stretching it to call Woolerton intelligent. But, seeing he is having his conscince pricked about Glenn’s 100K perhaps he might like to get off his arse and organise repayment of the $158 grand NZ First misappropriated in 2005.

    At the same time he can tell Winston that donations to charities (even if made) do not constitute repayment to taxpayers.

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  12. Glutaemus Maximus (2,207 comments) says:

    Winston Peters is a lying, cheating, thieving old and tired drunkard.

    So come on Winston, come on down and sue me!

    There is enough evidence in the Public Domain to substantiate all of this. Plus there is a lot of information just under the surface.

    Ready to roll!

    Winston, you are a sad old lethario!

    Pretty sure that you could see me in Court, however you have NO chance of winning.

    And you have run out of steam, and friends.

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  13. GerryandthePM (328 comments) says:

    We may be reading too much in to Woolerton’s remarks.

    He said he was hugely embarrassed by the Owen Glenn donation scandal.

    Winston Peters has said it was a shameful episode in NZ politics.

    Neither is suggesting contrition for NZ First’s, or Winston Peters’, part in the matter are they?

    Woolerton said the Privileges Committee did its job.

    Did he say the Committee’s findings were correct, and that Peters was rightly censured?

    Or that he, Woolerton, was ashamed of voting against the censure motion?

    Don’t think so.

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  14. OECD rank 22 kiwi (2,746 comments) says:

    Does Hels know no shame?

    She hasn’t demonstrated any of late.

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  15. kiwipolemicist (393 comments) says:

    Was Doug Woolerton embarassed about Wiston’s actions or was he embarassed because Winston got caught lying? There’s a big difference.

    OECD rank 22: Herr Helen does not feel shame, because to feel shame as other people know it would require a moral code that is shared with other people. Seriously.

    “Lynch the White Witch”:
    http://kiwipolemicist.wordpress.com/2008/10/01/election-2008-the-labour-party-is-a-leopard-that-doesnt-change-its-spots/

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  16. Murray (8,847 comments) says:

    Being sued by Winston is like declaring you are Sparticus.

    You’re not exactely alone.

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  17. Ross Miller (1,700 comments) says:

    GerryandthePM (286) Vote: 4 0 October 22nd, 2008 at 11:03 pm ….

    said just about all that needs to be said. 100% spot on.

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