Maori MPs on Shane Jones

October 5th, 2011 at 4:00 pm by David Farrar

This transcript is from Investigates after they reveal that 47% of Maori said should replace Phil Goff as Labour Leader, with only 31% disagreeing:

Shane Taurima: Shane Jones, do you like that question?

Shane Jones: I’m reminded of what they used to say about J.T and Winston so every time you talk about leadership ambitions you can rest assured there’s a chain saw behind you cutting you as you speak, so I’ll just Taihoa.

Not exactly the normal “I am loyal to our leader and he is doing a good job” line.

Shane T: OK , outgoing MP Miti Ririnui said this week that Phil Goff couldn’t relate to Maori and our polls have shown that and Labour needed a new leader.

Tariana: First of all I think they need a remarkable leader that can bind them together in their caucus because that is not happening so they need to consider that.  Whether it should be before the election or preparing for the next election and going for the long Term I think that would be their best bet, 7 weeks out from an election not a good idea to replace the leader, it’s happened in the past with them, they had Palmer, then Moore, then Helen in a short space of time. It’s not a good time for them to be imploding so they do need a remarkable leader (Shane – is that Shane Jones?) I think Shane Jones would make a remarkable leader, he’s intelligent, he’s got all the ability that a Labour caucus would need, he’d do far better if he was in a maori Party (Shane – is that an open invitation … much laughter all round)

Shane J

Thank you Tari but I’m in my waka and it’s called Te Roopu Labour.

High praise for Jones from Tariana.

Shane T: Hone, could you work in a Labour Party led by Shane Jones?

Hone: First of all in respect of Shane, I think he’s the most capable politician there in both Maori and in English, sadly I don’t think that they will want to make him the leader because I know a lot of the gays don’t like him, the women are pissed off with him because of the incident that he got involved with not so long ago and also because I suspect that Labour is still inherently racist and don’t particularly want to have a maori as a leader, however when the day comes, in about 2097, I’d be more than happy to work alongside him. 

And high praise from Hone also.

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16 Responses to “Maori MPs on Shane Jones”

  1. smttc (638 comments) says:

    I’d like to see Labour try to get elected into government with Shane Jones at the helm. He is and comes across as a pompous git and I do not believe people will relate to or vote for him.

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  2. Auberon (820 comments) says:

    The funny thing about those comments from Shane Jones is just how much he regrets having not accepted National’s overtures when Labour was also wooing him. He came so close to joining National, and his politics align more naturally to National, and now he REALLY regrets it.

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  3. GL (58 comments) says:

    Interesting that Hone criticises Labour as being “inherently racist” shortly after criticising “the gays” and “women” within the Labour Party. It’s hard to take his claims of discrimination/bigotry seriously when he seems to be indulging in a bit of that himself.

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  4. Griff (6,263 comments) says:

    Oh dear shame Jones as leader of the Labour party will loose more votes than it will take from the Moari party or “mana”
    All good for the future of labor then.

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  5. ben (2,386 comments) says:

    What? Labour is so going to reform before 2097.

    2094, absolute tops, maybe sooner.

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  6. Shunda barunda (2,964 comments) says:

    the gays don’t like him

    I guess that means he used the credit card for straight porn then? :)

    Good grief, the Labour party is going to either be in opposition for a very long time, or just die altogether.

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  7. Manolo (12,644 comments) says:

    I do not believe the “gaggle of gays”, the Rainbow Branch that infested and now controls the Labour Party, will ever accept Jones as leader, and worse, New York will block the move.

    A few heads will have to roll before it happens. e.g., the likes of Street, Dyson, Chadwick, etc.

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  8. Shunda barunda (2,964 comments) says:

    It’s hard to take his claims of discrimination/bigotry seriously when he seems to be indulging in a bit of that himself.

    Yes, because we all know that one is a bigot if one ever criticises gays or women.

    Goodness me, it’s not as if Labours “gays and women” haven’t done anything worthy of criticism before.

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  9. stephen (4,063 comments) says:

    I know a lot of the gays don’t like him, the women are pissed off with him because of the incident that he got involved with not so long ago

    How is that bigoted? He may well be bigoted, but that doesn’t come through here.

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  10. Chuck Bird (4,415 comments) says:

    He should consider joining ACT as it is the only party that has offered a solution to high youth unemployment which disproportionately affects Maori.

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  11. Bob (443 comments) says:

    I like Shane Jones. When I heard him being interviewed recently he seemed to tell things as they are. He doesn’t take the attitude that Labour are always right and National always wrong. He will admit National are doing well and Labour has to lift it’s game.

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  12. Chuck Bird (4,415 comments) says:

    He also agreed with VSU which ACT initiated. I think he should roll Phil. He would not be intimidated by the Rainbow Branch.

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  13. Pete George (21,831 comments) says:

    Bob, I agree, I probably saw the same interview, he talked naturally and say things as he sees them rather than taking a carefully packaged and rehearsed and repeated side.

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  14. Johnboy (13,439 comments) says:

    ‘he seemed to tell things as they are.’

    ‘He also agreed with VSU which ACT initiated. ‘

    ‘he talked naturally and say things as he sees’

    Hello team! It’s election time soon! He is trying to cut loose the anchor round his neck! He is resorting back to being a fucking good bloke! He feels the cold touch of having to get a real job! He recognises three wankers like you three when he sees them!

    Just remember he is a proven wanker! :)

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  15. hmmokrightitis (1,458 comments) says:

    Did some work for him a while back at a certain fish company…

    Very strategic brain, shit at detail, lazy.

    As for a quick one off the wrist, as an old mate of mine once said, 95% of men do, the other 5% are fucking lying :) All we have with SJ is public confirmation :)

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  16. Johnboy (13,439 comments) says:

    Fair enough hmmokrightitis but he wanks on our coin.

    We have to buy our porno’s out of our tax paid earnings.

    That’s the difference between an amateur and a REAL wanker. :)

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