Wednesday, July 28, 2010

An interesting exchange ...

We were on the road yesterday afternoon and had the radio on Question Time when we heard this bizarre exchange:

Darien Fenton: When he told a conference in Auckland last year that it was ridiculous that he could drink three-quarters of a bottle of wine in 90 minutes, yet still be under the legal alcohol limit, was he aware that actually lowering the limit would be a little too nanny State for his colleague Murray McCully?

Hon STEVEN JOYCE: The question is strange in so many ways. Obviously in reference to my slight frame, I am concerned at the thought of my drinking three-quarters of a bottle of wine and then driving. That was the comment I made last year.


What might Darien Fenton have been insinuating here do you think? Was this a devious way of suggesting that McCully has a liking for the bottle? And if that was the case, wouldn't that be a bit ironic, coming as it did from Darien Fenton?

The plot thickens ...

2 comments:

pdm said...

Red Alert have a post suggesting, for want of a better phrase, that McCully shafted Joyce on this issue.

Anonymous said...

If what you see is what you get, then you should not try and read anything else into the question than the literal meaning.

David