A job for Chris

June 6th, 2011 at 1:53 pm by David Farrar

Belinda McCammon at Stuff reports:

Axed Labour MP looks set to take up a job with his old boss, , at the United Nations before the end of the year.

The independent MP has just returned from a three-week trip to New York where he said he had positive meetings over working at the UN. “I had some very interesting and productive interviews, so we’ll see.”

If Carter does take up a job at the UN, he will join former PM Clark, who is the administrator of the UN’s Development Programme.

Carter said nothing was confirmed. “Until it’s in the hand, it’s not in the bag.”

If the role is confirmed, Carter said it was likely he would leave to take up the job before the November 26 election.

However his departure would not cause a by-election as it is within the six-month threshold.

Who says the taxpayer doesn’t do enough to help people find jobs. Three weeks in New York is what anyone can get. Must have been some very extended job interviews.

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38 Responses to “A job for Chris”

  1. Johnboy (14,998 comments) says:

    Perhaps he bought Helen some nice flowers and put them on the taxpayers tab. :)

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  2. tvb (4,210 comments) says:

    I bet Helen made it very very very clear to him that if he flounces out of parliament in an attempt to exact damage on the Labour Party he will get nothing. And that book idea also gets dropped as well. So we will see if it comes to pass. he was a bit vague on what it is. I assume it is something about Aids funding, or some other gay issue. Chris is very good at leveraging gay issues for personal gain.

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  3. jaba (2,089 comments) says:

    is it possible to get a breakdown on the cost of this trip and who paid for it .. that would be interesting considering his past

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  4. s.russell (1,565 comments) says:

    CC thinks very highly of himself. I can easily imagine him mistaking polite brush-off for genuine interest. I will not be surprised if his hopes are disappointed.

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  5. GPT1 (2,091 comments) says:

    How do you spell cronyism again?

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  6. Adolf Fiinkensein (2,798 comments) says:

    Oh dear.

    Hissy Chrissy and Barker Clark alongside Spanky Banky.

    It would serve them all right if they cop the snot eating( or was it ear wax?), sawn off little blond bullshitter from Queensland as their new boss.

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  7. Michael (896 comments) says:

    If Mr Carter goes to the UN does that mean we stop paying for him? Sounds like a wonderful idea. However, I’d expect that Chris will continue to take the taxpayer coin until the last possible moment.

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  8. hj (6,374 comments) says:

    The lines of democracy get a bit stretched between the UN and the voters. In the book Kaitiaki an “indigenous lawyer” who was active in formulating UN indigenous policy has the foreshore and seabed reduced to a simple matter of Maori “property rights”.
    Also there’s the “we ten experts in our field” who say no one should give a child a light smack.

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  9. hj (6,374 comments) says:

    Carter knows something for sure. He’s from that gay community; he knows the deal.

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  10. Blue Coast (165 comments) says:

    As I have been around for a day or two I never thought I would see he balant crawling/begging for help to keep the gravy train running for one individual.

    I am disgusted.

    Fire the prick from his job as a MP now.

    Never been so angry for years.

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

    Michael – “If Mr Carter goes to the UN does that mean we stop paying for him?”

    I dunno, does NZ pay UN dues? I’m not sure. If so, then the taxpayers are still paying for the useless bastard, at least partially. And with even more layers of beaurocracy in between. FAIL.

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  12. Elaycee (4,305 comments) says:

    tvb (1,803) Says: June 6th, 2011 at 2:25 pm “I bet Helen made it very very very clear to him that if he flounces out of parliament in an attempt to exact damage on the Labour Party he will get nothing. And that book idea also gets dropped as well..”

    Touche.

    Chris Carter is toxic to the Labour Party. He promised a ‘tell all’ book when he leaves Parliament in November. What better way to buy his silence than to ask dear leader to arrange a nice role for him in New York?

    But he was away three weeks?? Jeez – it must have been one hell of an interview! Was Peter Kaiser with Carter? Did the taxpayer also pay for his travel?

    If we ever needed further proof that this travel arrangement for MPs needs to be reviewed, this 3 week junket to New York is it.

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  13. annie (537 comments) says:

    I would have thought he’d be completely unsuitable for any public service job, what with his generous interpretation of reasonable expenses and his behaviour when the labour party looked like smacking him over the writst.

    And anyway, doesn’t this look like nepotism? Maybe the UN’s reputation for corruption has some basis, after all.

    If he gets a job with the UN, and I get up the energy to perform an act of public service, I might send a list of published articles about him to some international newspaper or other. Any suggestions which one would be best?

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  14. expat (4,048 comments) says:

    Full Moon and That Leader Bloke have been/are out of the country lately/at the moment as well. Wonder if they were whoring themselves out for UN roles after Labour get rolled again at the election.

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  15. tvb (4,210 comments) says:

    I am not convinced this job will amount to much. It is rather premature the announce things just yet. But at least Helen can string him along down to the election and buy his silence. Above all else Helen loves the Labour Party and will buy Cater’s silence any way she can.

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  16. Inventory2 (10,112 comments) says:

    I’m sure that the new job will be announced soon; something along the lines of UN Special Envoy for the Rights of Gay, Lesbian, Bi-sexual and Transgendered People. The appointee will be required to travel extensively, and, being gay will only have to stay at the most chic establishments. Carter is eminently qualified in all regards.

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  17. Whafe (652 comments) says:

    How can shit like this happen???

    Mean that seriously, yep I know it is and does happen, but tell me something correct about this. This MP whips off to NY for 3 weeks, and the tax payers just accept it….

    The political arena in this country is nothing but a cluster fuck

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  18. dime (9,470 comments) says:

    this dude makes my blood boil. i actually hate chris carter. theres not many people i hate. what a fuckin parasite.

    can someone start a smear campaign to keep him out of the UN?

    course, theres already much worse there.

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  19. Seamonkey Madness (328 comments) says:

    I’ll reserve my judgement until they release the travel expenses.

    Other than that, Chris Carter is a joke of an MP, and should be laughed out of the house (that is if he ever turns up).

    Can’t wait for his valedictory…

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  20. tvb (4,210 comments) says:

    If there was a real job Carter would have been offered something within the 3 weeks he was there. He wasn’t. So there is no job in my view. But at least Helen can string him along and buy his silence down to the election.

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  21. NX (602 comments) says:

    The UN is turning into some kind of refuge for failed New Zealand politicians.

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  22. 2boyz (250 comments) says:

    I’ve never met the guy but personally I’d rate him as the biggest freeloading C**t ever to grace New Zealand politics.

    Hate is a strong word, but very appropriate in this case.

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  23. Clint Heine (1,563 comments) says:

    Yes we all know he is gay but surely we’re a little more mature about that and focus on that fact that he is a blood sucking, bludging, lazy, cowardly, trougher who’s concept of work is based on stealing other people’s money. He is virtually unemployable in the real world and believes everybody else owes him a living.

    I am interested in how he got 3 weeks off, no doubt on full pay, with heavily subsidised air tickets no doubt to swan around New York incurring expenses that we will all have to reimburse him for.

    He is poison for NZ taxpayers and the sooner he pisses off the better.

    The UN has once again proven how ridiculously out of touch they are by employing somebody of his extremely low calibre. Surely that is more unpalatable than the fact he shares a bed with a man?

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  24. Say Goodbye to Hollywood (555 comments) says:

    As Clint pointed out, bagging him because he is gay only gives strength to his “you’re only picking on me because I’m gay” routine. The guy is a fucking parasite and will only add to all of the other free loaders who occupy the UN.

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  25. David Garrett (6,463 comments) says:

    I guess its too late for me to apply for a job at the UN…clearly Chris has better advisors than I…

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

    Annie “I might send a list of published articles about him to some international newspaper or other.”

    You sure the U.N. wouldn’t see that as qualifications?

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  27. annie (537 comments) says:

    You sure the U.N. wouldn’t see that as qualifications?

    Yes, they probably will, but I guess that’s the point. Bringing a spot of fresh air to their practices, if it happens often enough, might eventually threaten their funding, and maybe even help encourage them to clean their act up a bit.

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  28. wreck1080 (3,735 comments) says:

    This chris carter acts like a big baby.

    Lucky he has a caring mother otherwise he’d be sunk.

    I recall, how he squealed about not being phoned about the outcome of a party meeting regarding his future. Turns out, he’d intentionally made himself unavailable.

    This guy is a pathetic whiner.

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  29. Manolo (13,395 comments) says:

    The guy (Chrissy Carter) is a fucking parasite ..

    Never better said.

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  30. Mark (1,367 comments) says:

    Carter was right about one thing. Goff is a poor leader of the Labour party although he did not need much insight to predict that. But his actions on expenses and reactions when dealt to by Goff were a comedy show. Carter has no place in parliament and should have resigned his seat when ejected from labour

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  31. RRM (9,478 comments) says:

    Serious allegations [that the trip is taxpayer-funded and solely for his job interviews.]

    Of course, you have some substance to back them up DPF?

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  32. v (11 comments) says:

    “Who says the taxpayer doesn’t do enough to help people find jobs.

    Three weeks in New York is what anyone can get.

    Must have been some very extended job interviews.”

    So DPF what do you know that the rest of us do not.

    Time to front up!

    Pretty serious allegation.

    Maybe Carter paid all the expenses himself?

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  33. shoreboy57 (132 comments) says:

    “Maybe Carter paid all the expenses himself?” I feel a Tui coming on

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  34. Elaycee (4,305 comments) says:

    @Shoreboy57

    Snap – I was just about to write those very words.

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  35. v (11 comments) says:

    The Tui sign entry is now in.

    “I paid those expenses myself”

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  36. david (2,539 comments) says:

    Oh I don’t know, Airdollars and the couch in Helen’s living room perhaps.

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  37. expat (4,048 comments) says:

    What was that cliche about Carter? The gift that keeps giving (in the polls).

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  38. simo (150 comments) says:

    Hey Clint, (11.44pm) I have a rellie like CC, has a Dr in front of his name from some gobble gook degree, has a snout like a D6 bulldozer, is of the SFM (Short Fat Maori) persuasion, and believes he’s a spiritual warrior for Maoridom. He has been in the taxpayer trough since leaving Teachers College (where else). He is grieving for the loss of his land despite he’s half Samoan. Chris Carter is the true “white maori”. He has some wonderful role models to learn the craft from, they grace the hollowed halls of NZ universites in their thousands.

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