Quote of the Week

February 5th, 2014 at 2:00 pm by David Farrar

The Herald reports:

Mr Key also ruled out any chance that a coalition with NZ First could result in its leader Winston Peters becoming prime minister for a portion of the term if he did stand down.

“To paraphrase a lovely turn of phrase I read in the paper yesterday, about as much chance as Amanda Knox holidaying in Italy. Zero.”

I love it.

This is now the third story from the Herald that has mentioned this fantasy scenario. I am awaiting the stories where they ask the Prime Minister to rule out genocide in Invercargill, if that is demanded as a coalition condition. They are equally credible.

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23 Responses to “Quote of the Week”

  1. hj (5,677 comments) says:

    As much chance as making Winston Minister of Immigration (or Multiculyuralism).

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  2. redqueen (342 comments) says:

    ‘Meanwhile, back in Herald Fantasy Land…’

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  3. Kimbo (398 comments) says:

    They even had Prince William designing a new New Zealand flag yesterday: -

    http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=11196137

    Have they gone mad? It has been downhill at the Herald ever since T P McLean retired.

    Although to be fair the idea (I am dignifying it by using that phrase) was in an op ed piece from this mad person: -

    http://creative.massey.ac.nz/about/our-people/pro-vice-chancellors-office-faculty/professor-claire-robinson/

    So Claire Robinson is both an academic, AND a creative designer. No wonder she is mad as a mongoose.

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  4. Longknives (4,044 comments) says:

    It’s a hell of a lot more appealing than Meteria Turei or Wussel Norman being anywhere near power!

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  5. kowtow (6,690 comments) says:

    A tad insensitive.

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  6. AG (1,727 comments) says:

    I am awaiting the stories where they ask the Prime Minister to rule out genocide in Invercargill, if that is demanded as a coalition condition.

    Aha!

    So that is why Eric Roy is standing down at the election!!!!!!

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  7. dime (8,751 comments) says:

    “A tad insensitive.”

    grow a pair.

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  8. Colville (1,771 comments) says:

    Key could have said that Winston becomming primeminister is about as likely as inston every paying back the $158,000 !!

    I wonder if that woudl have upset the poor wee kowtow?

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  9. burt (7,085 comments) says:

    About as much chance as Winston standing on principles rather than opting for the baubles of office.

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  10. wreck1080 (3,522 comments) says:

    i thought it was a pathetic joke actually.

    it was embarrassing.

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  11. David Garrett (5,120 comments) says:

    Wreck:…which just goes to show that one man’s sidesplitter is another man’s damp squib…But I am very relieved the PM doesn’t plan to leave the Great Charlatan in charge…

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  12. tvb (3,938 comments) says:

    Key obviously thinks that having Winston as PM would be the equivalent of Amanda Knox serving her sentence of imprisonment.

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  13. kowtow (6,690 comments) says:

    wreck 1080

    You’re absolutely right .There’s a world of difference in making a clever remark in a context and actually being funny.And that has nothing to do with being PC.

    Someone must have told him it would be a good one to use……..fail.

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  14. Rex Widerstrom (5,124 comments) says:

    That must have played well to the focus groups. Meanwhile, rather than ruling out the utterly absurd, perhaps he’s care to tell us just what level of prostitution he will stoop to, specifically? Treasurer again?

    And what of Arsenati Lole-Taylor, who’s acquitted herself so well as an MP? Winston doesn’t want to be the lone Minister from NZF, he’ll want a few shabby incompetents in there with him, to make him look competent in comparison. What portfolio will she get? And I can’t wait to hear what part of NZ’s machinery of government Key plans on handing over to the Clown of Campbells Bay. Winston, at least, can competently perform most Ministerial portfolios. He was a good Minister of Maori Affairs and an adequate Minister of Foreign Affairs. But the people he brings with him…

    Yes, it’s hilarious. Or it will be, when the people who think Key is being so clever are back here bewailing the damage NZF Ministers are doing in some area or another…

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  15. lolitasbrother (338 comments) says:

    Rex Widerstrom immediately above says:

    some esoteric bullshit

    Yes, it’s hilarious. Or it will be, when the people who think Key is being so clever are back here bewailing the damage NZF Ministers are doing in some area or another…

    Vote here Widerstrom

    1.I want a NZ Nat Govt
    2. I want a Cunliffe Govt
    3. I want a Cunliffe Green Govt and I am willing to pay whatever it costs

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  16. hj (5,677 comments) says:

    According to the Savings Working Group Winston was right to question mass migration in so far as population increase “appears to have worked almost directly against the adjustments we needed to make”. They just happen to be against the political consensus (Bob Jones, Keith Locke, distinguished Professor Spoonley).

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  17. Rex Widerstrom (5,124 comments) says:

    lolitasbrother:

    4. None of the above. I want to be led by someone with morality and a spine who, instead of assuming he’ll lose unless he sells out the running of my country to a pissing mayor, vituperative racists of various hues and assorted other mouth breathers, has the courage to use them as a warning and say “Either you believe in me or you don’t. If you do, I want your party vote and my candidates need your electorate vote. Because I will not be responsible for the havoc wrought by these people if you force me into a position where I must cravenly kowtow to their demands to achieve government”.

    And since that won’t fit on a billboard, how about “A vote for Winston… is a vote for Winston“.

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  18. nasska (9,501 comments) says:

    So the long awaited reconciliation between you & NZF is unlikely in the near future Rex? :)

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  19. hj (5,677 comments) says:

    From wikipedia:

    According to Salter, multiculturalism has reduced Australia’s historic Anglo-Celtic majority to

    … a subaltern ethnicity. They are second-class citizens, the only ethnic group subjected to gratuitous defamation and hostile interrogation in the quality media, academia and race-relations bureaucracy. The national question is obscured in political culture by fallout from a continuing culture war against the historical Australian nation. Many of the premises on which ethnic policy have been based since the 1970s are simply false, from the beneficence of diversity to the white monopoly of racism and the irrelevance of race. The elite media and strong elements of the professoriate assert that racial hatred in Australia is the product of Anglo-Celtic society. But in the same media and even in the Commission for Race Discrimination most ethnic disparagement is aimed at “homogenised white” people.[22]

    …..
    regarding vitapurative racism Rex W.. How about an intellecual critique of multiculturaism?

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  20. Rex Widerstrom (5,124 comments) says:

    @nasska

    I still believe in the Founding Principles of NZF – one of which Winston espouses when he calls for us all to be equal in this country. But could the self-entitled Lole-Taylor, or Richard Prosser, or Andrew *hic* Williams recite them without reference to a cue card?

    To quote many a pollie booted up the arse – I didn’t leave the party, the party left me :-)

    @hj

    Happy to provide an intellectual critique of multiculturalism. Too long for a comment though (specially as I’m confined to one finger typing on a smartphone today). I’ll interpret upvotes on this comment as requests to provide a guest post. If people want it, I’ll ask DPF if he wants to run it.

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  21. Johnboy (13,386 comments) says:

    The folk of Wainui miss your wit Widerstrom. Give it a go my son if the God wills it! :)

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  22. MH (558 comments) says:

    what about as much chance of Elizabeth Knox then,trying to find a plot for the Vintner’s Luck 2 in Winstons’ Wine Box- where angels fear to tread. Has that box been ceremoniously potpourried into the Te Papapa museum yet? Ah,Owen’s receipts are kept there as well…

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  23. ChardonnayGuy (1,023 comments) says:

    Please, David, don’t even joke about that nightmare scenario! It’s scary enough even describing it. With any luck, Winston First and the Cons will cancel each other out, then neither main political bloc will have to put up with the elderly malcontent and his caucus of sycophants any longer than the end of this year.

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