Quote of the Week

June 15th, 2011 at 7:00 am by David Farrar

National Party President was quoted as saying:

National had no inter­est in Labour’s infor­ma­tion of that kind and was not look­ing for it.

“We don’t con­done that sort of behav­iour at all.”

He declined to com­ment on Slater or his actions.

“I don’t have any con­trol over him. If you see what he has writ­ten about me you would prob­a­bly say I prob­a­bly don’t have any con­trol over him. I mean you are talk­ing to the wrong guy there,” he said.

Peter denying he has any sort of control over Peter would normally be the funniest thing in print. Most people will recall that Whale spent several months trying to get Peter not re-elected to the Board.

But Whale’s response is even better:

Damn right they have no con­trol over me, no one does, not even me.

That must be the most perceptive thing Whale has ever said :-)

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38 Responses to “Quote of the Week”

  1. Bed Rater (239 comments) says:

    You really need that sub-editor.

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  2. tvb (3,938 comments) says:

    Peter Goodfellow has handled some pretty trick selections lately with ease. Even earned the praise of Whaleoil himself – who was conducting a rather nasty campaign against his re-election. The Labour Party see conspiracy theories everywhere mainly because they conduct gutter politics themselves and know all the tricks.

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  3. Murray (8,835 comments) says:

    Don’t condone what behaviour? Reading things publicly available on the net or rorting the public service, because at this point I’d have to say that National is in favour of rorting the systems themselves because they sure as hell don;t seem to want to lift a finger to stop labour doing it.

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  4. ben (2,386 comments) says:

    Sounds like Cameron is laying the groundwork for a future defense of insanity.

    ps Cameron, I jest. Please do not destroy my life.

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  5. Say Goodbye to Hollywood (551 comments) says:

    I see mick­eysav­age aka Greg Pres­land has sent a whiny email to Peter Goodfellow about his credit card details being in the hands of the National party. Whaleoil has all the details. http://whaleoil.gotcha.co.nz/index.php/2011/06/a-gay-email-from-mickey-savage/

    Seriously mickey, why don’t you get a fucking clue and lay the blame where it rightfully belongs, Labour’s inability to protect confidential information.

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  6. m@tt (535 comments) says:

    “Reading things publicly available on the net or rorting the public service”
    Come on Murray. At some point you are going to have to acknowledge that your perceptions and reality have parted ways.

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  7. questlove (241 comments) says:

    We don’t con­done that sort of behav­iour at all.

    But they condone behaviour like keeping to themselves that private citizens confidential information had clearly mistakenly been made public?

    Obviously National are not responsible for that sensitive information being made public; but Imo it was unbecoming of National to turn their back on these private citizens.

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  8. Murray (8,835 comments) says:

    Get fucked matt, if I want any shit out of you I’ll send you a laxative. Go on just fuck off back to watching hi 5 skid mark.

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  9. Elaycee (4,066 comments) says:

    @questlove says: “Obviously National are not responsible for that sensitive information being made public; but Imo it was unbecoming of National to turn their back on these private citizens.”

    What??? Unbecoming of National to turn their backs??? The idiots at Labour had the open website – open for view for anyone. Slater (who has fired plenty of shots at National recently), pointed it out. And will continue to do so at his leisure.

    But you suggest National should not turn their backs on Labour supporters who (in turn) were let down by the idiots who were managing the Labour website(s)?

    Please come back to planet Earth.

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  10. questlove (241 comments) says:

    But you suggest National should not turn their backs on Labour supporters who (in turn) were let down by the idiots who were managing the Labour website(s)?

    Yes. Maybe I’m expecting too much from a political party but that would have been the right thing to do. Just because these private citizens were labour donors doesn’t mean National should have acted this way.

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  11. Rick Rowling (776 comments) says:

    questlove “it was unbecoming of National to turn their back on these private citizens.”

    Erm, so one of National’s roles now is to hold Labour’s hand and help them where they show incompetence (for example in hosting a web site)? Or should that be the role of Parliamentary Services?

    Labour needs to grow up and take responsibility for it’s own cock-up if they want to be given the responsibility of governing the country.

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  12. Murray (8,835 comments) says:

    I find they flip flop on beneficiary bashing to be an interesting turn of events.

    Woudl you say that it is “becoming” of Labour to take this approach questlove?

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  13. questlove (241 comments) says:

    No Rick, not hold Labours hand and help them, rather help it’s citizens when they know these citizens confidential information is mistakenly made public.

    Afaik Labour are investigating and we’ll have to wait and see whether or not they contract a company to keep the website secure.

    You seem to think that because Labour stuffed up by making the information public then National have no responsibility to it’s citizens?

    @ Murry – Link to where ‘The Labour Party’ have ‘flip-flopped on bene bashing’. Thanks

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  14. Murray (8,835 comments) says:

    Hows does beneficiary bashing help citizens questlove?

    And by the way this particulary citizen is NOT theirs. I’m mine.

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  15. mikenmild (8,778 comments) says:

    Murray

    I think questlove was asking if you could provide a link or a source for your comment about Labour flip-flopping on benficiary bashing.

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  16. Murray (8,835 comments) says:

    Fucking well SPELL my name corectly you idle bastard. ITS RIGHT THERE IN FRONT OF YOU!

    In answer to your smug warm complancency they have been beating the shit out of Cameron Slater for being a benefit bludger and I’m not you research assistant so look for youself. If you haven’t seen it then throw your seeing weye dog a treat and get him to nose you keyboard for you.

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  17. Murray (8,835 comments) says:

    mike he edited after I had posted. The question stands as you can see above.

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  18. Bevan (3,965 comments) says:

    Come on Murray. At some point you are going to have to acknowledge that your perceptions and reality have parted ways.

    Ummm, lets see genius. The information was unsecured and freely available to anyone who browsed the web page and some of the information showed that Labour hierarchy were encouraging the rest to use parliamentary funds in their election campaign…. So who has parted ways with reality again?

    Or are you attempting the fame Labour tactic of re-writing history again – worked out so well for you in the past aint it!

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  19. questlove (241 comments) says:

    Ok Murray. I’ll take your word for it *rolleyes*

    Or are you one of those people who don’t comprehend that ‘the standard’ is not ‘the Labour Party’?

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  20. Murray (8,835 comments) says:

    Hes watching hi 5 right now Beaven. He’ll get back to you after Thomas the Tank Engine and before nap time.

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  21. Murray (8,835 comments) says:

    Whatever quistluve.

    Your logic cannot be challenged. Certainly not by the sane.

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  22. mikenmild (8,778 comments) says:

    Murray

    I triedto find the story in Stuff, but all I got was “Annual whale search encounters first hump”, Was that it?

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  23. Bevan (3,965 comments) says:

    Or are you one of those people who don’t comprehend that ‘the standard’ is not ‘the Labour Party’?

    You mean like you and your ilk who cannot comprehend that Whaleoil is not the National Party?

    Hey, at least we know who Whale oil is – unlike your (un)friendly pseudonyms at the Standard – hell, they could be any body couldn’t they. Except Lyn of course – you know the Labour party member who runs the site.

    Hey whatagoddamnminute………

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  24. Murray (8,835 comments) says:

    Yes mike that was it.

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  25. side show bob (3,660 comments) says:

    Fuck these lefty lunatics are thick, it’s a wonder the Nats don’t get blamed for the on going earthquakes in CHCH. They just can’t except their own team stuffed up. But I guess their calling for government to protect the “citizens”, deluded fools, by reining in Whale is hardly surprising because these same citizens expect the state to do everything short of wiping their arses.

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  26. Rick Rowling (776 comments) says:

    questlove – Labour published the information on Labour’s web site. This isn’t about National.

    Labour and their supporters need to man up, take responsibility and move on if they want us voters to think that they’re responsible enough to govern.

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  27. questlove (241 comments) says:

    No.

    Labour failing to keep it’s donor information secure is one thing. National failing to act when they knew citizens confidential information was mistakenly made public, is another.

    Again, I’m not saying that Nationals questionable behaviour had anything to do with Labour making the mistake in the first place.

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  28. Steve (4,318 comments) says:

    Nationals questionable behaviour??

    Do you read the shit that you write questlove? Liarbore makes a mistake and you blame National for not being a good ‘Hall Monitor’ even if they did know. Typical leftie
    Your are a joke, piss off back to The Stranded. Maybe make a comment in Red Blurt, there is fuck all happening there at the moment

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  29. Steve (4,318 comments) says:

    Edit
    You are a joke

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  30. questlove (241 comments) says:

    Learn to read you imbecile.

    Labour make a mistake and I blame Labour for making THAT mistake.

    National fail to protect its citizens and I blame National FOR THAT.

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  31. mikenmild (8,778 comments) says:

    No one has come out of this looking good.

    In descending order of sin:

    Labour for stuffing up badly with incompetent website management.

    Whale for misusing private information

    National for knowing about the vulnerability – not sure if this has been definitively proven, though.

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  32. Steve (4,318 comments) says:

    questlove,
    I do not understand. You say ‘National fail to protect it’s citizens’ by not making Liarbore aware of Liarbore’s internal corruption?

    Are you Phil Goff? Phil Goff making a psuedo apology that Liarbore fucked up big time?

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  33. questlove (241 comments) says:

    What I’m saying is not that difficult to understand Steve.

    National knew that citizens confidential information (apparently including CC details) were available to the public. National did nothing about this.

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  34. Nookin (2,887 comments) says:

    Has Whale misused the information or has he simply threatened to release it? I have seen one name only and that person had already publicised the information.

    Whale has wallowed in a mudpool of tease and has loved every minute of it. That may well have been his intention all along.

    Labour refuses to learn the lessons of history. If its President had simply said, “Gee, we made a mess of that one, big time. If anyone has suffered a loss please ring 0800WEFUCKEDUP” , then it might have gone away.
    As someone posted before, if you are in a hole, you’ve got to know when to stop digging.

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  35. Steve (4,318 comments) says:

    But it was available to all public. How come you put National in the crosshairs and not all of those who had WORLD WIDE access to this?
    Blaming someone other than themselves is so typically left. Why do you think National should have made Labour aware when any other Party could have? Liarbore are nor just in a hole, it is liquifaction.
    Sorry Christchurch

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  36. Pauleastbay (5,030 comments) says:

    Questlove

    How does National get the blame for Labour being so utterly stupid that its defying imaginations all over the place?

    It is not the National Party’s job to stop and point out every fuck up that labour makes….. besides if they did this they would have no time to do anything else, it would be a full time job.

    It can’t have been very confidential if ya labour mates thought so little of the information they left it in plain view.

    You have flogged the horse well past death here, own up and say, “Jesus, the new Zealand labour party defy description as a political entity.”…say it a few times and you will feel much better.

    l

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  37. Nookin (2,887 comments) says:

    Whale told Labour and has had the crap kicked out of him. Labour have a funny way of saying thanks.

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  38. Steve (4,318 comments) says:

    questlove,
    Are you Phil Goff? yes/no
    simple question to answer

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