Fairfax Political Awards

December 21st, 2013 at 9:55 am by David Farrar

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.

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6 Responses to “Fairfax Political Awards”

  1. kowtow (6,720 comments) says:

    Fairfax out to confirm for us that they ,like Gay Maurice are also cultural Marxists.

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  2. Ed Snack (1,539 comments) says:

    Funny how Williamson’s “famous” quote is founded on such a piece of garbage. I would be very surprised if anyone actually sent him a message about gays and the drought, but it is entirely in keeping with the gay lobby’s vilification of anyone and everyone who finds homosexuality morally or otherwise distasteful. Personally I thought the speech a piece of entirely predictable hokum designed to win meaningless award like this; a politician playing to his audience, how unusual.

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  3. Tautaioleua (266 comments) says:

    And to think, before this pathetic quote most people hadn’t even heard of Williamson.

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  4. Johnboy (13,424 comments) says:

    It will, of course, undoubtedly be the only comment of significance the chinless one will have made in his entire boring career as a trougher. :)

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  5. adze (1,695 comments) says:

    Plenty of people have heard of Williamson. It’s just that he was a crap Minister of Communications in the Bolger government.
    But at least now he has something positive for people to remember him by.

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  6. ChardonnayGuy (1,024 comments) says:

    I’ve heard Maurice Williamson called many things before during his career, but a “cultural marxist?!!!” When the guy’s actual politics are burnished, shiny classical liberal?! Keep on having nightmares about the menacing conga line of Giant Marxist Deconstructionist Lesbian Muslim Immigrant Beneficiary Solo Mother Devils chasing you down those darkened corridors with pitchforks, KT.

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