Friday, July 29, 2011

Not very inspiring ...

It's getting nearer and nearer to the General Election. And doubtless politicians will be getting plenty of invitations to speak at functions up and down the land.

Wisdom suggests that they should be very careful about what invitations they accept; very careful indeed. Because if they're not careful, they might end up with embarrassing news stories like this one from the Marlborough Express (our emphasis added):

New Zealand is in danger of becoming divided between the haves and have nots, Labour leader Phil Goff says.

Eighteen people heard Mr Goff speak at the Marlborough Chamber of Commerce inspiring speaker series at the Marlborough Convention Centre, in Blenheim, yesterday.

Labour is lagging heavily in the polls, however he said he was not despondent, and believed there was still a chance Labour could win the election.

Oh dear. Clearly the lure of hearing Phil Goff speak in the Chamber's "inspiring speaker series" wasn't very inspiring at all!


Adolf Fiinkensein said...

Let's see now.

Goff = 1
Security detail = 3
Labour LEC reps = 5
Chamber of Comics = 5
Tea Ladies = 2
Journalists = 2

There you go. All eighteen of them.

Anonymous said...

Jesus Inventory2 you are a whiner!
All you ever do is whine, whine, whine about Phil Goff day after day.This is the most negative, whining blog on the net. Do you suffer from piles or what?

Inventory2 said...

You need to get out more Anon; try The Standard, if you REALLY want a negative blog. You'd probably love their envy posts about John Key and his Hawaiian holiday home.

pdm said...

Adolf you forgot the local Labour candidate, whoever that may be. Therefore reduce Chamber of Comics people by 1.

Adolf Fiinkensein said...

IV2, you must clean this place up. You are attracting a particularly pustulent variety of anonymous commenters.

Anonymous said...

Even if it was 18 enthusiastic supporters of Goff, it would be beyond pathetic!!!

Michael in Nelson

Anonymous said...

I think Adolf is probably right to overlook the labour candidate. Perhaps he/she didn't wish to be tainted by sharing a rostrum with Goof? Now that's negativity! And I like it!