* This is a Jadis post as DPF is lost on a mountain putting together yet another travel blog while us in the real world cover his work load, blog load and ensure people think he is may still be a serious political commentator. Warning: this post may or may not apply!
I love the blue bear. I am awaiting Cunliffe’s response to how blue the bear is. Clearly this is a plant from the National Party who are clearly using poor wee George for political gain. Remember, Cunliffe accuses Key of using the Royal tour as some sort of electioneering stunt. Well, Duncan Garner calls Cunliffe (and Winston) on this BS:
David Cunliffe does himself no favours accusing John Key of using the Royal visit as some kind of vote booster.
And Winston Peters ain’t much better.
Peters says Prince William, Kate and baby George shouldn’t even be here in election year at all.
I completely disagree and I hardly think we have much say in when they travel.
This is petty and I hope the royals don’t read about this stupid and snarky politics from our leaders.
It’s classless and uncouth.
Does anyone really think voters, at the end of September, are going to support John Key because they recall how months earlier the PM hosted the royals? Really?
Come on. I just don’t buy it.
David Cunliffe said Labour welcomed the royals and did not want to play politics with the visit but he said such visits should be as ‘even handed as possible between the Government and Opposition.’
Isn’t Cunliffe playing politics with the visit by saying all that?
He sounds like a kid that missed out on pass-the-parcel.
He sounds like he’s screaming at the top of his voice saying – pick me, pick me!
Surely it’s the job of the PM to host the royals at different times throughout this 10 day visit.
He is due to meet them 5 times during the tour.
Seriously there’s something wrong with us if we can’t host the royals in April and have an election at the end of September.
Our politicians need to grow up. They look bloody stupid – and none more so than David Cunliffe and Winston Peters.
I totally agree with Duncan. Most Kiwis won’t associate the Royal Tour with politicians (unless they do something to embarrass them). They’ll associate it with having the opportunity to see the Royals up close, in our wee country and “oooh ahhh what a gorgeous George”.