Armstrong’s Awards

John Armstring gives otu his awards in the NZ Herald:

  • Politician of the Year – John Key
  • Rising Star – Hekia Parata. Also mentioned – Amy Adams, Michael Woodhouse, David Parker, David Cunliffe, Brendon Burns
  • Quiet Achiever – Tim Groser
  • Best Speech – John Key on the day of the second explosion at Pike River
  • Best Speech in Parliament – Amy Adams for her personal account of the Canterbury Earthquake
  • Most extraordinary speech – Heather Roy’s “black swans” speech to the ACT conference
  • Wrong speech – Jonathan Coleman
  • Mission Impossible Award for Salesmanship – Bill English for getting GSt increased with hardly a murmur
  • Mr Bean Award for Complete Absence of Salemanship – Gerry Brownlee for mining in National Parks
  • Complete Lack of Political Bottle Award – Steven Joyce and John Key for not lowering teh blood-alcohol limit
  • Gone but not forgotten – Jeanette Fitzsimons
  • Gone and already forgotten – David Garrett
  • Foot in Mouth Award – Phil Goff for calling Cunliffe Caygill
  • Stunned Mullet Award – John Key for not reacting to Paul Henry’s comments on the Governor-General
  • Kim Jong-il Award for Self-Glorification: Chris Carter.
  • Tammy Wynette “Stand by your Man” Award: Pansy Wong for demonstrating what she thought of her role as Minister of Women’s Affairs by putting her husband, Sammy, first, her career second.
  • Oscar for Worst Performance in a Supporting Role: The CTU for The Hobbit.

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