Now; what might this miscievious Facebook update from Judith Collins have to do with the price of fish?
The answer might be found in this post over at The Standard, which begins thus:
Ha ha ha! Wasn’t it funny when Judith Collins brandished a TASER at the National Party conference and said she wanted to use it on Trevor Mallard. I guess it’s alright for me to whip out an airgun or a knife next time I’m at the pub. You know, as a joke. Oh? It’s only OK when Ministers are using to further their phony tough guy brand? Must have missed that section of the Arms Act.
What followed was a lengthy dissertation from Michael Bott, civil liberties lawyer and 2011 Labour Party candidate about how illegal it would be for Ms Collins to be in possession of a taser. And the comments thread started in a similar vein.
But it's egg; meet face time for whoever wrote The Standard's guest post. Firstly, Judith Collins didn't brandish a taser, as claimed. But secondly, a commenter reminded readers of a similar incident with a reference to a taser some years ago, which the Herald reported at the time:
The Exclusive Brethren have complained to the Human Rights Commission about criticism of them in Parliament, which has included senior Cabinet minister Trevor Mallard referring to members as "chinless scarf-wearers".Helen Clark rejected the suggestion her party was indulging in "hate speech".Asked about Mr Mallard's threats to expose details of MPs' private lives, the Prime Minister said: "I'm thinking of asking the Minister of Police for a Taser gun for Trevor."
Oh dear. But if you really want to see what some on the Left really think about Judith Collins, Hekia Parata and other National ministers, scroll down to David H's "contribution" at 1.01pm and start downwards from there. Clearly, the moderators at The Standard were having a day off yesterday.
In the meantime, all that talk about eggs is making us hungry; maybe we'll have an omelette for lunch!