No overseas baubles for Winston

February 16th, 2009 at 8:58 am by David Farrar

Inventory2 at Keeping Stock blogs:

We’ve just watched on Breakfast ruling out any government support for Winston Peters if he seeks a plumb job overseas a la Helen Clark.

Good show. Key’s rationale is that he couldn’t trust Peters last year, and nothing has changed. It’s not rockety science, but it’s nice to see it articulated in plain English.

It is no surprise at all, but I agree nice to have on the record.

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21 Responses to “No overseas baubles for Winston”

  1. LUCY (359 comments) says:

    Yep.

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  2. Redbaiter (13,197 comments) says:

    Yet he could trust Helen Klark, who was IMHO as big a part of the money for diplomatic posting as Winston??

    Key’s (and National’s) failure to hold Klark to account for her part in this business is extremely disappointing.

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  3. dad4justice (7,406 comments) says:

    Why put the knife into Winston when everybody knows the Helen Klark regime was built around deception and lies. How long can you keep the lid on the can of worms?

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  4. Inventory2 (9,788 comments) says:

    dad – I’d venture to suggest that the lid is about to burst, given the goading of Cullen last week about breaches of the Public Finance Act

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  5. dad4justice (7,406 comments) says:

    Inventory2 – I am fucking sick of John Key putting the shit into Winston when Klark is getting promoted as a possible UN contender. Surely the Winston scapegoat saga has gone on long enough. Tell the truth about Klark Mr Key. Yeah right!!!!

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  6. lofty (1,295 comments) says:

    As I watch the posts on this site, I find that there is very little that I can agree with in regard to D4J, but in this case I can only agree with him 100%.
    Helen Clark & her cronies is just as culpable as Winston.
    If Winston is regarded here as a crook, & a liar, Helen is no less so, for obvious reasons.
    Why should she and hers be let off the hook?

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  7. getstaffed (9,188 comments) says:

    lofty – welcome!

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  8. NX (597 comments) says:

    Heh Winston Peter’s backed the wrong horse (an ironic expression to say the least).

    Under normal circumstances one of NZ’s longest serving MPs would be a shoe in for a plum international post.

    But when you steal the opposition leaders emails – what can you expect.

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  9. NX (597 comments) says:

    Lofty wrote:

    Helen Clark & her cronies is just as culpable as Winston.

    Agreed.

    But Key is so focused on being conciliatory & inclusive that he’s prepared to put utu to one side.

    After all – if it weren’t for Helen losing all sense of rationality over Don Brash’s leadership – then John Key wouldn’t be the PM. So ironically he owes a lot to Helen for being a terrible Prime Minister (to the detriment of the country).

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  10. lofty (1,295 comments) says:

    Thanks for the welcome, but truth to tell I have assumed another mantle and am no stranger to Kiwiblog.
    Just felt like a change, because I can.

    NX I don’t think utu is what I would like to see, rather I would like to see more some consistency in how the Nats deal with proven liars, theives and general crooks.
    As I have stated if Winny is a crook so is Helen, the support for Helen should be no more than that shown Winny, simple really.
    I know it is too simplistic and these political machinations sometimes beggar belief, and I will never know what the reason behind Helens support is, but I can guess that it has something to do with some sort of Protocol of jobs for ex leaders not being compromised in the future, and very little to do with being conciliatory & inclusive.

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  11. Monty (944 comments) says:

    If Key cut any break to Winston he would lose a lot of support. Winston is a low life arrogant prick and even the dole queue is too good for him. Long may be feel rejected and unemployable. It is all that he deserves. The Baulbles have stopped. There will be no position for him anywhere, and now he has no power he also has no influence or friends – they have all left him and certainly do not want to be tarred by association with one of the most corrupt politicians NZ has ever had.

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  12. Bryan Spondre (225 comments) says:

    Got the You Tube video of the interview uploaded here. I’m finding the bluntness of Key and his cabinet e.g. Judith Collins very refreshing after the prevarication of Clark & co.

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  13. s.russell (1,486 comments) says:

    I’m not so sure about this. I am inclined to think that a diplomatic posting as special representative to the Hutu militias in the Congo jungle for example might be an excellent place to send Mr Peters.

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  14. lofty (1,295 comments) says:

    Don’t get me wrong, I have no truck with Winston Peters, he should not get any support in any future to do with the public of NZ.
    But using the criteria of JK’s rationale of trust, neither should Helen Clark, and in my humble opinion, that is how it should be.
    Neither of those people deserve anymore unearnt kudos.

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  15. side show bob (3,660 comments) says:

    If Winnie is as bent as a dogs back leg so the hell is Clark. These bastards should be hung out to dry, screw this conciliatory bullshit. Would sort of massage does this send to future politicians, do what you like to country, tell whatever lies you like, be corrupt and crocked as you like because at the end of the day it won’t matter we can simply walk away, untouched. And to add insult to injury these bastards expect a plum job after they have finished fucking us over. I say crucify them.

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  16. lofty (1,295 comments) says:

    Precisely side show bob.
    Perhaps not a crucifixtion, but certainly no support.

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  17. Rex Widerstrom (5,124 comments) says:

    What a sad loss of opportunity.

    I’d have said Emmisary to Hamas. Just make sure he was shipped over with an offering of a gross of pork scratchings.

    :-D

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  18. Patrick Starr (3,675 comments) says:

    You’d have to send him to some strict islamic country where your hands get chopped off for graft – there’s no piss – and they only race camels

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  19. gd (2,286 comments) says:

    yep JK does owe Clark for being where he is and whilst he knows that we know what we both know getting her out of the way to the UN is a smart move for them both.

    Clears the decks for him. as for Winnie dont see him getting anything of note in NZ hes pissed too many people off and with his reputation anyone who took him on would destroy their reputation.

    Winnies spoilt goods

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  20. Ross Miller (1,624 comments) says:

    Pretty shallow analysis here … HC was our PM for 9 years (luv her or leave her and I’d prefer the latter). National supported Mike Moore in his bid for Secretary General of the WTO. Labour supprted Don McKinnon in his bid for Secretary General of the Commonwealth. Whatever you think of those two they were judged by their peers to be worthy of those appointments.

    HEC is angling for the UN job. She too will be judged by her peers for that. It is right that we should support her bid. Buit I have a sneaking feeling she may be pushing it against the US nominees).

    Bauble Peters is in another category altogether and way down the food chain. Lazy, veinal and wanting. I for one would not want a person whose morays and morals is determined by the dent made in a whisky bottle as an advert for NZ .

    Oh, and pay the money back you Bastard.

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  21. Richard Hurst (710 comments) says:

    There is a place for Winston to be NZ’s ‘special representative’. A place that Winston has been before. A place where they share Winston’s views on people in govt being above the law, a place where they understand that citizens just exist to pay up and shut up. A place that has no annoying journalists, irritating bloggers or even a parliamentary opposition and no Rodney Hide. Also a place where the leadership shares Winton’s passion for heavy drinking sessions.
    Its called North Korea.
    Winston, pack your bags. A new life awaits.

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