Hey Clint

April 22nd, 2013 at 8:34 pm by David Farrar

If your Energy Spokesperson is asked if he is pleased about something, you’d think he’d be able to answer without having to check with his political advisor.

Twitter has a fairly amusing hash tag running on #heyclint.

There is nothing wrong with checking lines with your staff. But generally you are meant to do that before the interview – not halfway through it!

Labour’s Energy Spokesperson is not in their shadow cabinet, so presumably Gareth will be Minister of Energy in a Greens/Labour Government and in charge of nationalising a $6 billion a year industry. I guess Clint will be a busy man if he is!

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43 Responses to “Hey Clint”

  1. infused (634 comments) says:

    Even my mrs was like “What a cock”

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  2. Nick K (1,060 comments) says:

    Just proves they have no brains or original thoughts and need their hand held through everything. Thickos. And DUMB & STUPID: http://www.nominister.blogspot.co.nz/2013/04/labourgreens-announce-nz-dumb-nz-stupid.html

    (Sorry for being a link whore DPF).

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  3. Urban Redneck (234 comments) says:

    Now you see why even a lifestyle-socialist like Helen Clark gave the Greens a wide berth on every occasion she was presented to enter into a coalition accord with them. . .

    They are zealots. All logical and intellectually driven calculating powers they once may have possessed from birth have been replaced by Marxist zealotry, feel-good delusions and fantasy driven denial.

    The fact that my taxes contribute in part to maintain the bourgeois lifestyles of these flat-earth-no-growth-environmental Marxists makes my stomach churn.

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  4. RF (1,260 comments) says:

    The midget glove puppet is a useless piece of shit. God help us if the Green Party gets into power.

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  5. bhudson (4,734 comments) says:

    Does have to get you wondering if perhaps the semi-permanent smirk he wears is (somewhat like a ventriloquist’s dummy) Clint’s hand up his backside

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  6. Nick K (1,060 comments) says:

    I imagine Clint is Clinton Smith, aka Stephen Pierson, former “anonymous” blogger at the Standard. Smith (aka Pierson) was probably also Marty G, another former anonymous blogger at the Standard. If so, he was blogging there while employed by the Parliamentary Library. We paid his wages.

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  7. Urban Redneck (234 comments) says:

    Lets be brutally honest here. The Green Party caucus are a conga line of freakish malcontents and doctrinaire communists, and if they are ever allowed to get as much as one finger on the tiller of government then we are in for very dire times indeed.

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  8. RF (1,260 comments) says:

    Fucken greens were responsible for criminal damage to National Party election signs. Pure scum

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  9. Reid (15,907 comments) says:

    “That’s not why we did the policy.”

    That’s a good answer off the cuff, isn’t it.

    Or perhaps they already knew just how likely it was that Gaweth might do something like that during the crucial interview so they had a whole line up of advisers [that we pay for] waiting just off-camera like silly mid-offs just waiting for Gaweth to take a sucker swing at a googly of such magnitude as: “Are we pleased?”

    Pure scum

    Not at all RF. It’s for the cause, you see. That makes everything OK. Even hating people.

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  10. RightNow (6,642 comments) says:

    They’re just LARPing aren’t they? Tell me this isn’t real.

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  11. Pete George (22,731 comments) says:

    “That’s not why we did the policy” is a half truth – they had already been doing the policy, but decided to use with Labour to sabotage the MRP float. They are pleased for sure, Clint was happily defending and promoting it yesterday on Twitter, and he’s laughing along with his spotlight tonight.

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  12. Whaleoil (766 comments) says:

    He is also James Henderson…Marty G and Steve Pierson died off then up pops James Henderson, same topics, same graphs, same focus on peak oil.

    Now a paid blogger for the Greens on The Standard

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  13. RF (1,260 comments) says:

    Reid. 9.15pm PURE EVIL. It takes a lot to get me going. that little kid is a smart arse prick who is all Me Me Me Me. We are really fucked if they get in.

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  14. Reid (15,907 comments) says:

    “That’s not why we did the policy” is a half truth – they had already been doing the policy, but decided to use with Labour to sabotage the MRP float.

    Good observation Pete.

    Liarbore are pretty desperate aren’t they, to steal one of their oppositions policies and rush it into implementation without thinking through the implications. It’s gone out on a limb here and it’s like one of those cartoons where the character is sawing off the branch he’s sitting on.

    I’m finding it tremendous fun.

    Reid. 9.15pm PURE EVIL.

    No they’re not that. Evil is when you know what you’re doing is wrong. They really do think at the end of the day their cause is correct, right, true and just and by golly, that means anything goes, because the opposition will use every darn dirty trick and by golly, then so better we. That’s what they really truly think, about their own actions. I know.

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  15. Reid (15,907 comments) says:

    Cam, BTW, great job with the Truth. Finally, some real news.

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  16. hmmokrightitis (1,506 comments) says:

    And nearly 14% of the population will vote for these fucktards. You have to laugh. No, really you have to. Why?

    Because the country will be handed over to this child to make decisions that will take us back to the 50′s, their marxist utopia. How do I know?

    Because any moment now hamfucker will pop up applauding. As if further confirmation was needed. We thought the shebeast was bad – watch shearer get rolled by robertson, fwag boy get the deputy role, this numpty get energy – and Winston get his wish and pull the pin on the trade agreement with China and Racing.

    Its all good people. Because the left have told people they will get FREE power. Cant beat it. Free shit. No more election day KFC. FREE POWER. Wonder what the top marginal tax rate will become that we then have to avoid?

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  17. krazykiwi (9,189 comments) says:

    I watched this and think we will have this moron in charge, if not this election then next. If not this moron, someone worse. Our 30-year trajectory of creeping socialism makes it a done deal.

    hmmo has it right. The intellectual and emotional capacity for NZ to resist power-securing bribes is waning, and the result will be a wholesale destruction of our economic security. It’ll take a generation to recover, and will cause lasting damage beyond that.

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  18. Reid (15,907 comments) says:

    RF if it helps while I don’t think Gaweth is twuly evil I do think he’s the most biggest ginormously supercilious little boy of a man I’ve ever come across in my long observation of politics. I mean he’s the first booted out, for giant waste of money, no matter what he says or does, ever, period.

    It probably doesn’t help but that’s how I think about him. It helps me.

    hmmo has it right.

    Perhaps you should change your name hk.

    People might misunderstand.

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  19. labrator (1,744 comments) says:

    Even more amusing is how it’s all terribly unfair according to the twitterarti… Here’s a hint, if John Key ever said something that dumb the Greens would start a whole website dedicated to it. And if he doesn’t say anything that dumb, maybe they could start a website anyway (which I do find rather amusing).

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  20. greenjacket (415 comments) says:

    RF wrote: “Reid. 9.15pm PURE EVIL. It takes a lot to get me going. that little kid is a smart arse prick who is all Me Me Me Me. We are really fucked if they get in.”
    He isn’t “pure evil”. He honestly believes that what he is doing is right (like all other zealots). That is what makes the Greens so dangerous – they believe that they are right, regardless of facts.

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  21. Reid (15,907 comments) says:

    That is what makes the Greens so dangerous

    They’re like children with explosives gj.

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  22. itstricky (1,529 comments) says:

    If John Key ever said anything dumb… don’t make me laugh.

    Reminds me of the MRP announcement. Key, English and Ryall up front.

    Key all happy-go-lucky with the good news. Reporter offers tricky question.

    Key ummms and errrs and ummmms and errrs, looks well awkward, turns around to Ryall with a “help me” look on his face shrugs shoulders, debates with Ryall for a while, tries in vain to answer himself and then fakes a “my colleague will answer that one”

    Ryall, also, did pretty well for being dropped completely in it.

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  23. hane (63 comments) says:

    Laughable to see such tough rugged self-made men who can all pronounce their r’s correctly SOOO scared. Of what exactly? A bit of honesty in front of a camera.

    Go Gareth!

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  24. Redbaiter (7,522 comments) says:

    Wake up.

    This is what you get when you let the left control the education system.

    Thousands of poorly educated well indoctrinated school and university students think that everything this slimy little rat says is the gospel truth.

    Hughes will attract growing support as more and more mindless drooling products of a dysfunctional education system reach voting age.

    You won’t fix the problem of Hughes and his acolytes until you purge the education system of Marxist (Green) propaganda and propagandists.

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  25. Manolo (13,315 comments) says:

    A clown, a buffoon, a nutter. In summary: a communist Luddite.

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  26. Pete George (22,731 comments) says:

    “You won’t fix the problem of Hughes and his acolytes until you purge the education system of Marxist (Green) propaganda and propagandists.”

    Sounds like a fascist state cultural purge or Maoist “cultural revolution”.

    The Revolution was launched in May 1966. Mao alleged that bourgeois elements were infiltrating the government and society at large, aiming to restore capitalism. He insisted that these “revisionists” be removed through violent class struggle. China’s youth responded to Mao’s appeal by forming Red Guard groups around the country.

    It resulted in widespread factional struggles in all walks of life. In the top leadership, it led to a mass purge of senior officials who were accused of taking a “capitalist road”, most notably Liu Shaoqi and Deng Xiaoping.

    Millions of people were persecuted in the violent factional struggles that ensued across the country, and suffered a wide range of abuses including public humiliation, arbitrary imprisonment, torture, sustained harassment, and seizure of property.

    A large segment of the population was forcibly displaced, most notably the transfer of urban youth to rural regions during the Down to the Countryside Movement. Historical relics and artifacts were destroyed. Cultural and religious sites were ransacked.

    Different politics, same aim, trying to eliminate any dissent.

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  27. Manolo (13,315 comments) says:

    It seems like P.G. has been instructed to hedge his bets on the (dreadful) possibility of a Labour-Green government.

    Directive received from headquarters in Ohariu-Belmont, no doubt.

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  28. Martin Gibson (226 comments) says:

    That boy has insect eyes.

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  29. Manolo (13,315 comments) says:

    (Lack of) brain, too.

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  30. KiwiGreg (3,169 comments) says:

    Hmmo the consensus this morning in our office was 50% top marginal rate.

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  31. hannity (151 comments) says:

    Hes taking the piss,
    Fun tho ,watching the humorless and malcontent rise as one to take the bait.

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  32. duggledog (1,332 comments) says:

    This is the face of the boy in my class at intermediate who managed to get the whole class on detention. No friends at school!

    Interestingly he ended up in politics

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  33. Urban Redneck (234 comments) says:

    The private energy sector must be trembling in abject fear over the thought of these communists ever getting into government.

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  34. Barnsley Bill (973 comments) says:

    Question.
    Would the Green Taliban equivalent of a meat puppet be a cabbage puppet?
    This clown is spending up large traveling the country proselyting the Green religion to the feeble minded. #heyclint

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  35. Floyd60 (87 comments) says:

    Relax – he’s just formenting happy mischief.

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  36. hmmokrightitis (1,506 comments) says:

    KiwiGreg, Im picking a two stage increase, something like $100K to $120K $0.40 and $120K + at $0.50

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  37. labrator (1,744 comments) says:

    Key ummms and errrs and ummmms and errrs,

    Right, so you proved my point, nothing as dumb as “are we pleased?”. Was Hughes using the royal We?

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  38. freedom101 (462 comments) says:

    What’s the background of the ever-so-sensible-and-safe Russel Norman? I can’t find out anything about the businesses he has run, the staff he has employed and any contributions he’s made to our country. It’s like he was parachuted into public life. But from where? I guess we need to find out because he looks like he could be running 40%, sorry 60%, of the economy. Oops, I mean 70% …..

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  39. Floyd60 (87 comments) says:

    Ashilly Key does seem a bit pissed at times.

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  40. lastmanstanding (1,200 comments) says:

    Wet behind the ears no real life experience couldn’t run a booze up in a brewery

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  41. Sam Buchanan (502 comments) says:

    Very dumb thing to do.

    But you have to admit that, in comparison with some of the commentators here, the moronic Taliban cabbage puppet clown insect-eyed doctrinaire communist nutter buffoon evil smartarse prick midget glove puppet thicko useless piece of shit luddite Marxist malcontent zealot does seem more pleasant.

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  42. wally (61 comments) says:

    KiwiGreg (2,773) Says:
    April 23rd, 2013 at 7:35 am
    Hmmo the consensus this morning in our office was 50% top marginal rate.

    At least Greg. I’m picking more like Muldoon’s 66%. With inflation and provisional tax, in 1985 I paid more tax than my total income. Left the country for 3 years then and will do it again if idiots like this get in.

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  43. pq (728 comments) says:

    Gareth Hughes does not look right on TV, He has a narrow lip line overshadowed by a shaved dark moustache.
    He has a quizzical look
    He knows everything about socialism, and nothing about the world
    He is too young.

    Sometimes you are good looking, God gives you good looks, and if God gave good looks, but not Gareth Hughes.
    he is a puppet, a kindergarten puppet

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