Not a trend we want to encourage

July 29th, 2014 at 10:00 am by David Farrar

Stuff reports:

Nelson MP and his Waitaki counterpart are accustomed to pressing the flesh but one of them will be exposing it in public and online come the end of the year.

Smith hopes it won’t be him.

“I really need Nelson to pull out all stops as they do not want to see me wearing my togs in Trafalgar St,” he said.

Dean has a similar view: “I don’t think that Wanaka is ever going to be ready to see me in a bikini, not now, not ever.”

The National Party pair, with an eye on pre-election publicity, are backing their electorates in the Gigatown competition, which is currently led by Wanaka, with Nelson holding third behind Timaru.

They’ve pledged to take a “selfie” wearing their togs on the town’s main street and posting on their website or Facebook if their town is pipped.

If neither town makes the final top five, to be selected at the the end of September, they’ll both be stripping.

This is not a trend we want to encourage. I prefer my MPs in suits, not togs πŸ™‚

8 Responses to “Not a trend we want to encourage”

  1. Pete George (24,828 comments) says:

    There’s something else regarding Nick Smith that doesn’t need encouragement.

    PM against any ‘silly’ legal action

    Prime Minister John Key says Conservation Minister Nick Smith would be “silly” to take legal action against an environmental advocate who accused him of political interference.

    Mr Key told reporters he would not support this move: “My advice would be [that would be] a step too far, it would be a little bit silly.

    “In the end, he obviously feels offended by the comments that have been made … but history tells you that it’s not a very productive step to take.”

    Not very productive in a legal sense, but in particular it’s not very productive politically leading into an election campaign.

    National seems to be having a run of pesky problems with their MPs.

    Breaking news Chris Bramwell ‏@rnzgallerychris:

    Nick Smith decides against legal action against David Haynes

    Nick Smith not keen to meet with Fish and Game again soon as last meeting didn’t go so well.

    Not a surprise.

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  2. Judith (8,534 comments) says:

    Oh god, MP’s in budgie smugglers – just the very thought of it puts one off their morning tea.

    Nope, I’m with DPF on this one – lets keep all our MP’s fully clothed! There are some images that cannot be ‘deleted’ from the memory bank once they are there – best to never see them in the first place!

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  3. mara (1,227 comments) says:

    I prefer Borat’s yellow mankini but perhaps not on Nick Smith.

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  4. flipper (5,297 comments) says:

    Wearing suits????????

    How many of those do you see in Lambton Quay, say 12noon to 2pm?
    (Oh sorry, suits, but no ties, eh?)

    When did U last wear a tie or as suit DPF??? πŸ™‚

    I know that is in the NP MP’s dress code book, but they really are an artificial aid, and simply increase the average level of pomposity….. along with telling that dickhead Walford, chosen by National for Napier, to “Get a haircut”. πŸ™‚

    [DPF: As it happens, I’m wearing one now! But yes that is very rare]

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  5. flipper (5,297 comments) says:

    Pete George (22,809 comments) says:

    July 29th, 2014 at 10:06 am

    There’s something else

    So what about the Big Poobah proceeding to prosecute a South Islander for selling Salmon caught in irrigation tail races?

    Bloody self important control freak pompous Poobahs, those fish and game dickheads.

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  6. gravedodger (1,704 comments) says:

    As the owner of a body in its 8th decade I think you are being too precious, Jacky Dean and Nick Smith would not be so bad unless you still subscribe to the utterly puerile worship of an ideal 20 something body yet there are many more than a simple majority of those that would be preferable.

    Good on them for putting it on the line for their community at least they both have a community of interest, unlike say Krim. con.

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  7. Liberty (619 comments) says:

    Trafalgar st is more than 100mt from the beach. There fore they are undies.
    Not a good look.
    But as Nelson will win no worries.

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  8. thedavincimode (8,131 comments) says:

    We already have the only sideshow spectacle that we need in this election; cunners. Why is Smith doing this?

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