Trevett on Tamihere

October 5th, 2012 at 11:00 am by David Farrar

Claire Trevett writes:

If you want someone to argue against former MP making it back into Parliament, look elsewhere.

For if Planet Key has its own idylls in rolling greens and toilet-free climes, on Planet Media, utopia would be Tau Henare as the Speaker and John Tamihere back on the Labour benches.

And Hone as a Minister!

Labour is a different party from the one he left in 2005, and its leadership is more tolerant, both of Tamihere’s own political position and his character type.

The renaissance of Damien O’Connor despite his talk of gaggles of gays and self-serving unionists is evidence of that. But the left still holds great sway – and politically, Tamihere foxtrots on the margins of Genghis Khan’s beliefs.

I think Shearer would like Tamihere back, but not so sure he could use his limited influence to win him selection or even a winnable list place.

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9 Responses to “Trevett on Tamihere”

  1. Lee C (4,516 comments) says:

    There’s a lot of disaffection with Sharples – He’d have a good sniff at it I think.

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  2. hinamanu (2,352 comments) says:

    No one wants to go back to a sinking ship. Labour is in its death throes. National has flipped flopped and wants Winston. Third Party representation is strengthening to fight privatisation.

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  3. James Stephenson (2,191 comments) says:

    There’s a lot of disaffection with Sharples

    Jackson was pretty clear that JT wanted a General seat, not a Maori one.

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  4. Longknives (4,767 comments) says:

    Has he fed those cats yet??

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  5. Nostalgia-NZ (5,222 comments) says:

    No, he’s trying to remember who gave him the anonymous donations.

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  6. ChardonnayGuy (1,207 comments) says:

    Ah, Willie Jackson. I’ve been told he’s looking for funding for a biopic, to be entitled “Once Were Socialists”…

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  7. john.bt (170 comments) says:

    I wonder if Frontbum Tamihere will score another $300,000 golden handshake if he leaves the taxpayer funded Waipereira Trust again.

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  8. Nostalgia-NZ (5,222 comments) says:

    Straight after he finishes the Rena inquiry.

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  9. ChardonnayGuy (1,207 comments) says:

    John bt…unlikely, given that the Waipareira Trust doesn’t seem able to function without JT in charge. Nobody’s denying the bloke isn’t a competent enough CEO, despite his neanderthal views on women and gays.

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