Thursday, January 31, 2013

Tweets of the Day - 31 January 2013

So much for gravitas and respect for the institution of Parliament. Labour is clearly trying to score political points with this announcement; how else could you explain these tweets?



The mere thought of Trevor Mallard presiding over Parliament is bizarre. He is second only to Winston Peters as the most-ejected MP. Mr Mallard would make the choice of Tau Henare look like an inspired decision.

Fortunately, Mr Mallard will be defeated. But whoever has advised David Shearer to proceed down this path has ensured that the Labour Party can rightly be accused of turning the election of the new Speaker into a joke. Is it any wonder that politicians are so poorly regarded by the public?

UPDATE: Congratulations to David Carter on his election as Speaker of the House. He'll be hoping that Trevor Mallard is not a bad loser!

7 comments:

James Stephenson said...

"But whoever has advised David Shearer to proceed down this path..."

That would be Mallard, T. wouldn't it?

Keeping Stock said...

I couldn't possibly comment on that James...

S. Gourlie said...

Carter as Speaker. Roy will be disgusted. Carter will be hopeless.

Keeping Stock said...

That's what they thought about Lockwood Smith too SG; give the man a chance.

Anonymous said...

Agreed. Lockwood Smith was a good Speaker - a lousy Minister Of Education mind, but a good Speaker.

Remember The Wicked White Haired Witch from the Waikato Law School, Margaret Wilson ? ORDER! (screech) ORDER! (screech)

jabba said...
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jabba said...

having a bad day, tired after a bike ride.
What I do know is that wankers like Mallard and Peters will "test" Carter instead of debating the issues that worry us all.
Mallard would be a dead loss .. possibly not as bad as Wilson but up there