Fairfax hands out it political awards. Here’s a few of them:
Quote of the Year: “One of the messages that I had was that this bill was the cause of our drought. Well, in the Pakuranga electorate this morning it was pouring with rain. We had the most enormous big gay rainbow across my electorate – Cabinet minister Maurice Williamson in his speech on the gay marriage bill for which he later became a YouTube hit with a 1.5 million views.
Look on the bright side award – to Gilmore. Everyone knows who he is now.
Titanic award for best performance as a sinking ship to State-owned coalminer Solid Energy for its dive from Cabinet darling to basket case.
Edward Snowden award for services to Big Brother – David Henry and Paula Rebstock who snooped on people’s private emails, phone and swipe-card records without even needing a warrant. Who needs the Government Communications Security Bureau?
Brendan Horan thick skin award – Auckland Mayor Len Brown who seems to be alone in believing people will have forgotten about his transgressions by the time the next election rolls around.
Nothing in life is free award – Kris Faafoi, Clayton Cosgrove, Annette King and Phil Goff whose enjoyment of SkyCity’s corporate hospitality at the rugby was in stark contrast to Labour’s vociferous opposition to “crony capitalism” and the SkyCity convention centre deal.
Maxwell Smart shoe-phone award – UnitedFuture leader Peter Dunne who despite his denials was fingered by the so-called Henry inquiry as the possible leaker of a sensitive GCSB report after it accessed his phone, swipe card and email records.
No man is an island award – Mana Party leader Hone Harawira who has managed to alienate just about everyone in Parliament.
Surprising Hone can alienate so many there, as he is so rarely there himself.No tag for this post.