What is the basis for according priority to entry of the red zone in the Christchurch central business district?
A supplementary, along similar lines followed, then Ms Street asked another supplementary question; it starts at around 0.45 on the video below:
In case you missed it, here is the text of Maryan Street's question:
Hon Maryan Street: How many business owners could have been given access to equipment and records that are vital to restarting their businesses, if time and resources had not been diverted to escorting the Prime Minister through the red zone on repeated occasions?
We'll leave it up to you to judge for yourself the quality of Maryan Street's question. We were shocked that Ms Street was prepared to politicise the Christchurch earthquake and the government's response in such a manner. Imagine the outrage and hubris from Labour if John Key HADN'T been making repeated visits to Christchurch to assess the situation and to lead the government's response to the worst natural disaster since the Napier earthquake of 80 years ago.
And as an aside, a Facebook friend who is a member of the MSM commented to us:
Phil Goff was also being escorted around the cordoned area while I was up there working in the media pack.
It's little wonder that Labour is so far behind in the opinion polls if this is the best that the once-proud party can muster. As regular commenter Robert Guyton would probably say, Maryan Street's attempt to slur the PM yesterday was "petty, petty, petty", and for once, we would have no argument with him.