I happened to be in Parliament on Wednesday when TV One showed their hilarious news item with Brian Connell telling Chris Faafoi to “piss off” as Faafoi asked Brian 18 times whether his wife was travellng with him to Europe.
A number of MPs inquired of assembled press secretaries whether this was now recommended response to media questions, and practised out loud this new form of parliamentary answer.
Faafoi deserves a prize for his tenacity, including waiting outside the toilet to carry on the questioning. Mind you Duncan Garner would have probably followed inside 🙂
I’m a bit surprised that Brian didn’t say “Yes my wife is coming with me, as we already spend half the year apart. And it will actually save the taxpayer money as two economy class fares is a hell of a lot cheaper than one business class fare”.
Faafoi did have a right to ask the question, and that answer would have been more constructive I suggest!