Trevett’s political awards

December 12th, 2013 at 4:00 pm by David Farrar

hands out some political awards for 2013:

Oscar Wilde award for best insult

But the best single insult goes to Finance Minister Bill English, who, after revelations Cunliffe’s CV was a tad glossier than reality, observed that it was “a living document” – “like the Treaty, but without the principles”.

Heh.

The Boy George Karma Chameleon Award

David Cunliffe, for singing the songs of solidarity to the unions, only to go outside and add the fine print for the benefit of a wider audience: “If economic conditions allow.”

Yeah, Nah.

Don Brash walking the plank award for missed photo opportunities

Primary Industries Minister Nathan Guy for his attempt to get the Prime Minister to hold a live electric fence in Chile.

I missed that.

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11 Responses to “Trevett’s political awards”

  1. Nick R (443 comments) says:

    I wonder if Jason Ede will get an award after his outstanding contribution in the field of promoting better relations between the Government and the Press Gallery?

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

    This has kicked up a bit of a media storm an Twitter, and…

    PM's office distances itself from party photographer

    Prime Minister John Key's office has distanced itself from a staffer who sent photographs to controversial website Whaleoil.

    The website published photographs today of rubbish and cigarette butts left over after the Press Gallery's Christmas party at Parliament.

    Jason Ede, who works in a communications role in Mr Key's office, was seen by Labour MP Phil Goff and Herald political editor Audrey Young taking the photographs this morning.

    He was not named on the website as the photographer.

    The article, titled "Press Gallery Party Aftermath", criticised the press gallery for leaving a mess and smoking on Parliament grounds.

    Mr Key's office said Mr Ede took the photos in a personal capacity.

    A spokeswoman said: "It is our understanding Mr Ede took pictures of the aftermath of the press gallery function and sent them to a blogger. Mr Ede did this off his own bat."

    She added: "In terms of the function, a number of staff from the Prime Minister's office attended and enjoyed themselves and we appreciate the media putting on such a good function.

    And a dirty pot calls the kettle black: http://thestandard.org.nz/cameron-slater-so-who-pays-who/

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  3. BeaB (1,960 comments) says:

    But her article was pretty juvenile.
    How sad that a woman writer devotes so much space to an intrusive photo of a middle-aged man’s white underpants.
    Is her life really so boring?
    Or are our journalists so dumb this passes for news comment these days.
    Photographers need an injection of intelligence and propriety too. Is the next shot going to be up a woman MP’s skirt to show us all her knickers. Whoopdedo.

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  4. Harriet (4,013 comments) says:

    Claire Trevett. Boring.

    “…You are not the master you are public servants, the electorate is the master…” – Sydney’s 2GB Alan Jones to the entire last Labour government.

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  5. kowtow (6,734 comments) says:

    The Don Brash award walking plank.

    I think political “journalists” should be wary of reminding us mere voters of the activist role they took in attempting to make him unelectable.

    One of their more shameful episodes in our democracy.

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  6. wikiriwhis business (3,309 comments) says:

    the electorate is the master…”

    Exactly why the govt introduced the EFB Bill and is desperate to return to FPP

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  7. nickb (3,629 comments) says:

    This has kicked up a bit of a media storm an Twitter, and…

    Pretty weird story all round. Great seeing journos on twitter getting so bent out of shape though.

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  8. Positan (378 comments) says:

    “… like the Treaty, but without the principles.”

    Treaty ??? Principles ???

    What principles ????

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  9. Pauleastbay (5,030 comments) says:

    Patrick Gower was absolutely stropping himself into a lather this afternoon on twitter whether he was still pissed I don’t know but fuck he’s a sad man.

    Funny though, he’s on Richard Loes show on Radio Live Sport on a weekly slot and he never trys any of his lefty shit when talking to the a predominantly rural audience.

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  10. rightoverlabour (61 comments) says:

    Petegeorge- please don’t ever link to the standard again. I have never felt so nauseated ,,,fuck, are those morons allowed to vote? Its a bit like knowing shit smells but then you have a sniff just in case you are wrong and its much worse than you remember…. Need to go and disinfect my fingers and wash my eyes out with salt water….

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  11. Paulus (2,304 comments) says:

    By taking a look at the Standard it is easy to see the state that Labour and the Green Taliban are in – there are some really nasty people as regular contributors.

    If you believe opinion polls Labour are down 3.5% and the Green Taliban are up 3.5%.

    The infighting is amusing to say the least on the Standard. There is real hate amongst themselves.

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