There was a good crowd at the Backbencher last night for the unveilign of the new puppets. John and Bill were cast as the Blue Baron and Snoopy. Was very disturbing as John kept ticking Bill’s stomach (the puppet that is).
Also had Pita Sharples in a waka, and Roger Douglas as Rodney Hide’s puppet master.
John Key joked that he could have done with the machine gun in the plane at around 8 am yesterday. Bill joked about wanting to know about which National MPs had been seen in the Backbencher after Boycie revealed this is where Clark, Wilson and co plotted against Mike Moore.
And as the Dom Post reports, Rodney said:
“The great thing about having Roger Douglas in our caucus is that you get plenty of advice,” Mr Hide said last night.
“The advice is never contradictory because it hasn’t changed in 20 years.”
Afterwards around 60 of us went upstairs to hear about Obama’s first 100 days from a visiting US expert. Thanks to the US Embassy and State Department for helping make it happen. People seemed to enjoy it, and we had a good turnout of MPs.
After that we had Backbenches which was fun also. A good Wednesday night.Tags: Back Benches, Backbencher, Bill English, John Key, Pita Sharples, Rodney Hide, Roger Douglas