The worst behaved in Parliament list

December 23rd, 2009 at 1:00 pm by David Farrar

The Herald reports:

United Future leader has given up on his annual list of worst-behaved MPs, saying Speaker Lockwood Smith’s reign has ushered in a new era of dignity and propriety.

To be fair, I think the absence of Winston helps also. But the House has been a far less toxic place this year.

Mr Dunne did honour Labour’s with a lifetime achievement award in bad behaviour “for services to melodrama, fisticuffs, and generally aberrant behaviour”.

When Lockwood orders him to apologise, you can actually see the supressed rage in his eyes!!

The Herald does find a few insults though:

Labour’s apologised for referring to Hekia Parata as “Lady Parata” and “her royal highness”. National’s was pulled up for calling Labour’s backbench “monkeys”.

I’d rather be called Lady Parata than a monkey I have to say – well if I was a female Parata that is!

Some apologies:


For saying of Energy Minister , “the notion of him and energy is a mathematical impossibility”.


For claiming another “fiddled the books” in ACC and Housing; for wishing the Speaker would use a 90-day eviction order on Trevor Mallard.

Heh.


For North Shore Mayor ’ “madness”, for calling Trevor Mallard “the angry one”.

Isn’t truth a defence?


For claiming Green MP Metiria Turei thought was “racist”. She had said his speech was “the worst kind of politics”.

So worse than racism?

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7 Responses to “The worst behaved in Parliament list”

  1. Murray (8,838 comments) says:

    Mayor Andrew Williams is clearly batshit insane and has emotional management issues, he leave Tev the Muss in his dust. Why is it wrong to point this out?

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  2. Redbaiter (13,197 comments) says:

    Good on you Trevor Mallard. You may be wrong in everything political, but it is shame that more Government MP’s did not demonstrate your passion and spirit. I’ll take a bit of fire over an insipid smirk any day.

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  3. Murray (8,838 comments) says:

    Yeah more head punchings in parliament! Whoo hoo.

    Hit the eggnog early did we?

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  4. Redbaiter (13,197 comments) says:

    I just wonder when the Nats are going to cease doing the Socialist’s work for them. Too intimidated and inarticulate to initiate some real right wing ideas, they’re just pale limp and lame imitations of Labour party politicians.

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  5. Manolo (13,357 comments) says:

    “I just wonder when the Nats are going to cease doing the Socialist’s work for them.”

    I suspect they never will under Key’s “leadership”. The current PM goes by poll ratings and will never endeavour to rock the boat.

    I would wait until the 2010 budget to see if National intends to change course (difficult to see with the overcautious English as minister of Finance). If there are no new ideas or initiatives, but the same tired socialist old mantra Labour gave us for nine years, then Key would have to be rolled by an effective/decisive leader.

    Grinning doesn’t win you elections. Economic results do.

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  6. GPT1 (2,088 comments) says:

    I really do find Peter Dunne’s worst behaved list pathetic – school yard puffy chested monitor-ism at it’s worst. Maybe if he actually believed in something he would understand passion in politics.

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  7. Rex Widerstrom (5,259 comments) says:

    Redbaiter says:

    Good on you Trevor Mallard. You may be wrong in everything political, but it is shame that more Government MP’s did not demonstrate your passion and spirit. I’ll take a bit of fire over an insipid smirk any day.

    Y’know Red, there are some days when you just put it perfectly. Merry Christmas.

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