Going going going going going going going going going going …

November 12th, 2010 at 9:00 am by David Farrar

Carmel Sepuloni on Red Alert blogged yesterday:

John Chapman is a staunch supporter and is one of our good friends in Waitakere:)

Given his support for Labour and generous nature, he’s kindly put up one of his prints for sale on trademe – proceeds raised will go towards the Mana campaign.
The print is entitled ‘It’s only going to get worse’ – how appropriate given the state of our country under the current National Government.  We may have to persevere another year (or slightly less) of a National Government but that gentle reminder of how much worse it could get if we have to endure any longer than that – is a great motivator for getting Labour people and the generally ‘disillusioned with National’ ordinary kiwi, enthused about the next election!
What a great idea to raise money for Labour. And hell, if John Key’s plaster cast can go for $18,000 on and receive hundreds of bids, this nice artwork should raise thousands.
So how did the auction go.

Whale has this graphic:

Not a single person bid. No not one. How incredibly embarrassing.

I guess Carmel was right – it was only going to get worse – for Labour.

UPDATE: A reader commented to me  that they are surprised a certain Board of Trustees Chair didn’t bid for the artwork so it could then be burnt – or does that only happen when it is part of a Police investigation involving the PM?

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21 Responses to “Going going going going going going going going going going …”

  1. Fale Andrew Lesa (473 comments) says:

    Oh dear…

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  2. Rich Prick (1,320 comments) says:

    Actually I think Labour should be congratulated. This is much better than simply nicking it. But look how deep into their own pockets they are prepared to dig.

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  3. Pete George (21,806 comments) says:

    is a great motivator for getting Labour people and the generally ‘disillusioned with National’ ordinary kiwi, enthused about the next election!

    The motivation of bidders on Trademe suggest that those generally ‘disillusioned with National’ may be greatly outweighed by those still ‘disillusioned with Labour’.

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  4. Mighty (5 comments) says:

    Maybe if some one else signed it?

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  5. Doug (405 comments) says:

    I would have thought some Unionist would have bid on the picture, as it looked like a Union official walking with a girl giving him a suspicious sideways glance.

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  6. dime (8,752 comments) says:

    I just hate Labour with all my heart.

    Labour are still using the “ordinery kiwi” line i see. Go to hell you thieves.

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  7. Bevan (3,965 comments) says:

    Oh my god, it sounds like Labour are still in denial about the 2008 election loss.

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  8. Adolf Fiinkensein (2,668 comments) says:

    Well, what did they expect from the brainchild of a Seppo Loony?

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  9. david (2,482 comments) says:

    I know that it is nigh on impossible to prove a negative but this gets mighty close.

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  10. david (2,482 comments) says:

    Adolf,
    Have you made no posts at No Minister since Tuesday or does your site have a problem. I note also that while the Left Blogroll is shown in detail, the Right Blogroll is empty. Have you been “hacked” by the Strandard?

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  11. wf (317 comments) says:

    lol @ Rich Prick – maybe a $1 reserve would have done it.

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  12. Maggie (674 comments) says:

    Just shows life is tough out there. Always is under National.

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  13. RightNow (6,338 comments) says:

    Monty says:
    November 11, 2010 at 10:19 pm
    So it did not sell at auction – not even for a miserable $250. Has even the cash rich unions now deserted Labour?

    What a joke. Maybe you should have got someone to put their signature to it afterall – maybe then it would have raised $5000?

    Monty, I’m getting to the point of telling you where to go. You are simply too predictably a tory plant who is trolling. If you haven’t got something to say that adds value, criticism or not, then don’t bother. So this is a warning. Clare

    http://blog.labour.org.nz/index.php/2010/11/11/john-chapman-print-on-trademe-proceeds-to-go-towards-mana-bi-election/comment-page-1/#comment-119122

    Looks like they’re a bit touchy about it Monty

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  14. Maggie (674 comments) says:

    Maybe you might like to quote Monty’s response?

    The one that begins: ”Fair point, Clare….”

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  15. RightNow (6,338 comments) says:

    Go ahead Mags, over to you

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  16. Maggie (674 comments) says:

    Its there. If people want to read it, they know where to go.

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  17. Put it away (2,888 comments) says:

    Apalling run-on sentence, clunky construction, and obvious ignorance of how to use “persevere”. Those national standards can’t come soon enough!

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  18. Put it away (2,888 comments) says:

    Limited edition of 25. I think it’s going to take a while to get through them at this rate. Hope he hasn’t printed all 25 in advance. Trees died for this…

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  19. Inky_the_Red (718 comments) says:

    Trade me is hit and miss. I sold a gas fire on the tenth attempt for about the scrap metal price. Yet a modem I thought I’d get a fiver for sold for 12 times that

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  20. Monty (947 comments) says:

    Ah Maggie – I just want Clare to be happy – The left are losing the battle on so many fronts as their polling slips below 30% and Goff slips into the margin of error.

    The Labour team are all sensitive little daffidols at present.

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  21. Maggie (674 comments) says:

    Monty, you’re all heart. Never fear, the team is in good shape – or so they keep telling me. We’ll see.

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