Mayor complains to Police over election statement

September 24th, 2010 at 3:09 pm by David Farrar

Wonders never cease. North Shore Mayor Andrew Williams has complained to the Police because he does not like what says at public meetings. He has also asked the Returning Officer to remove Slater from the ballot, because it seems Cameron is mean to the poor Mayor.

Williams said Slater’s whole campaign was a form of the “stalking” he had endured for over a year.

“He stands up at a meeting and says ‘I will not urinate on a tree, I will not use a credit card in a Takapuna bar, I will not send drunken texts’.”

What makes the Mayor think they are references to him?

“What he has put in his candidate profile is harassment. His whole campaign is focussed on attacking me.”

Yes it is. Labour’s entire 2008 campaign was focussed on attacking John Key. But I don’t think John Key tried to get Helen Clark arrested or struck off the ballot.

Wiliams urged the electoral officer to strike off Slater as a candidate.

Nice to have a Mayor with such a fine regard for elections.

Police confirmed they had received a complaint against Slater but had undertaken not to make comment to the media.

Here are some good question to ask the Police.

  1. How many times in the last month has Mayor Williams e-mailed the Police District Commander urging him to arrest Slater?
  2. How many of these e-mails were sent after midnight?
  3. How many micro-seconds did the Police spend deciding what to do?
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30 Responses to “Mayor complains to Police over election statement”

  1. coventry (321 comments) says:

    1) Every Day
    2) 30 times
    3) .01 µs

    Williams is gold, he should start a new Party party with Chris Carter, the 2 are so suited.

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  2. Whaleoil (767 comments) says:

    Answers to your questions David.

    1. 10 in one night just last week
    2. All of them, actually they were sent between 1:58am and 2:55am
    3. Not much at all, in fact they’ve told the Clown to fuck off.

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  3. ben (2,380 comments) says:

    David, this is New Zealand. I’d be surprised if the Police weren’t thinking very seriously about it.

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  4. Pete George (23,591 comments) says:

    I wouldn’t back Williams at all, and I think he’s being stupid with this, but….

    Trolling doesn’t transfer to the real world democratic process well. The election isn’t all about one bugger/blogger scoring some cheap points. There are other candidates and a lot of voters who deserve better, from both these two.
    Whale worked his way into a profile, onto a platform, and is blowing it.

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  5. Inventory2 (10,342 comments) says:

    Who the hell does Andrew Williams think he is to try and get a legitimately nominated candidate struck off? If he has that little respect for the democratic process, I hope that the good voters of Albany Ward send him a message.

    http://keepingstock.blogspot.com/2010/09/harden-up-mayor-andrew-williams.html

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  6. Rex Widerstrom (5,354 comments) says:

    Does Williams wake up in the morning and, after shaving his tongue, think “WTF did I say that for?!” before opening his breakfast with a corkscrew? (by which I mean, of course, they’re very handy for breaking into those otherwise impentrable plastic bags they put cereal in nowadays).

    In which case he’s just by far the saddest of many sad acts in politics.

    Or does he get up, read the paper, and think “another triumphal day for my campaign?”. In which case I think it’s best that we acknowledge the fact that he is Napoleon, and yes, we’ll all do as he says just as soon as he’s gone with these nice men who’re going to take him to Elba for a long period of rest.

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  7. Murray (8,847 comments) says:

    God lord first Carter now this fool. What is it the emotionally disturbed politican day or something?

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  8. Tom Gould (141 comments) says:

    DPF, and another few questions:

    1. Why is Blubber Boy corrupting the electoral process with his vindictive personal campaign?
    2. Is being heavily medicated different from being drunk?
    3. Can he vote for himself or is he barred due to living on the other side of the bridge?
    4. Why has he been supporting Hide even since Williams took him on over the super city?
    5. Is Williams a convicted criminal too?
    6. Did Blubber Boy apologise to the parents of James Webster?

    [DPF: This isn't Red Alert. 10 demerits]

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  9. Murray (8,847 comments) says:

    Very good Tom, you’ve showed us that its not just Williams who is a fuckwit. Stupidity seems to ahve a political polarity.

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  10. Offshore_Kiwi (500 comments) says:

    The sad thing here is that The Clown has, quite unintentionally, highlighted a problem for Candidate Cameron Slater. By running off to the media and the Bow Street Runners with “he’s being mean to me”, Drunky The Clown is making Cameron’s standing for Council all about Cameron trying to *get* Williams.

    In fact, Cameron has a number of policies that are not *get Williams*, and they’re actually eminently sensible ones. Things like Councils should stick to their core business (e.g. “social” housing is a central government responsibility) really strike a chord with the electorate. Especially when they join the dots and realise that every dollar *not* spent on “social housing” is a dollar less rates they need to pay.

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  11. Whaleoil (767 comments) says:

    TG

    1. I’m allowed under the alw to stand so long as I am a registered voter,, how is corrupting?
    2. I don’t take any medication…that’s two for two you’ve lost
    3. No I can’t vote for myself as when I registered to vote I lived in Howick. I have moved since then.
    4. Why is Williams standing fo the Super City when he opposed it and said if it came in he’d be off to Taupo? What has Rodney got to do with this?
    5. No idea, perhaps he has name suppression, who would know.
    6. Nope, I didn’t, It might have been mean of me but it was treu what I said. There isn’t a ban on the truth except with Andrew Williams and the Labour party.

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  12. Monty (978 comments) says:

    looks like Cam has got his wish about fighting, pigs and mud and fun. Williams is such a stupid prick – good way for Cam to get all the publicity he could ever wish for.

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  13. Redbaiter (13,197 comments) says:

    “1. Why is Blubber Boy corrupting the electoral process with his vindictive personal campaign?”

    Its called democracy. I know you Progressives would love so much to do away with it, but sadly for you, its going to be around for a while at least.

    “2. Is being heavily medicated different from being drunk?”

    What a cowardly and cruel insult to everyone who is obliged to take medication to treat illness. To compare it to voluntarily inebriating oneself is just the utmost in ignorance and ill manners.

    “4. Why has he been supporting Hide even since Williams took him on over the super city?”

    Democracy again. How’s that totalitarian socialist thing going again?

    “5. Is Williams a convicted criminal too?”

    Don’t know. Are you? From your lack of respect for democracy, your arrogant disregard for the sick, and your nasty ad hominem insults, (Blubber Boy) you give every indication of a suitable mindset.

    “6. Did Blubber Boy apologise to the parents of James Webster?”

    What kind of cynical and heartless bastard tries to score political points as a result of a sixteen years old’s death from alcohol poisoning. You are really some nasty self absorbed piece of work Mr. Gould.

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  14. Inventory2 (10,342 comments) says:

    You’re all class Tom Gould; Yeah, right

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  15. RightNow (6,994 comments) says:

    Tom G – Slater has his own blog, but I know you’re too scared to post comments there.

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  16. MikeNZ (3,234 comments) says:

    Answers to your questions David.

    1. 10 in one night just last week
    2. All of them, actually they were sent between 1:58am and 2:55am
    3. Not much at all, in fact they’ve told the Clown to fuck off.

    If No 1 is correct I want the NZPolice to arrest him for wasting police time next time.

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  17. Pauleastbay (5,035 comments) says:

    Red @4,54

    Good reply to a wanker

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  18. Inventory2 (10,342 comments) says:

    If No. 1 is correct, it begs the question; who’s harrassing who?

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  19. Guy Fawkes (702 comments) says:

    Tom Gould the thinking man’s Jew.

    [DPF: None of that - 10 demerits]

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  20. Guy Fawkes (702 comments) says:

    Williams seen outside a few bars, scurrying around looking for his Continental Army. Does he really drink as much as everyone says?

    Wow, that is really impressive.

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  21. Caleb (479 comments) says:

    the tides of change…

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  22. Tom Gould (141 comments) says:

    Land Whale, thanks. So, in which Ward do you live? Is it on the Shore? Or someplace over the bridge? And Guy Fawkes, what’s with the anti-semetic slur? “The thinking man’s Jew”? I guess a you were not thinking of Yitzhak Rabin, assassinated by a crazed right wing lunatic? This blog has sadly reverted to form.

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  23. Rex Widerstrom (5,354 comments) says:

    Redbaiter says:

    “2. Is being heavily medicated different from being drunk?”

    What a cowardly and cruel insult to everyone who is obliged to take medication to treat illness. To compare it to voluntarily inebriating oneself is just the utmost in ignorance and ill manners.

    Christonabike I feel like giving you a hug for that, Red. I’m not sure which one of us would have the most sleepless nights afterwards though :-D Well said.

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  24. Redbaiter (13,197 comments) says:

    “I feel like giving you a hug for that, Red.”

    Give it to Wilson Tuckey next time you see him.

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  25. F E Smith (3,305 comments) says:

    “Police confirmed they had received a complaint against Slater but had undertaken not to make comment to the media. ”

    To whom had they undertaken not to make comment to the media? If it was the complainant, then this complaint must be virtually unique.

    Or perhaps they used the word ‘undertaken’ wrongly and should have used ‘decided’?

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  26. Jeremy Harris (319 comments) says:

    Lol, Albany is the best part of this campaign…

    I see an excellent fight for life bout…

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  27. James (1,338 comments) says:

    I almost want Williams to stay…I’ll miss all the fun when Whale slams him like a beetch. :-(

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  28. MT_Tinman (3,204 comments) says:

    I’m with Andrew on this.

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  29. GPT1 (2,122 comments) says:

    Nice call RB. TG you’re a prat. Quite a rude one as well. And a hypocrite – Mallard-esque in the way in which you toss around insults and then complain about the response by claiming, loftily, that the blog has reverted to form. One rule for you and one for those who disagree with you?

    FES – agreed, interesting use of the term “undertaken” – would love to know who to and why. Or if it is just us reading to much into the word “undertaking”.

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  30. Guy Fawkes (702 comments) says:

    Tom Gould, the commentator with a righteous sense of superiority. The person that says everything the way it is. The intellectual Giant that has the monopoly on clear thinking and erudition. The single most dynamic person in the Political arena.

    Are you Phil Goff in disguise?

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