Friday, February 15, 2013

Scott on Winston First

Tom Scott was once New Zealand's finest cartoonist. He doesn't produce as prolifically as he might have in the past, but this morning's effort is hard to beat:


Less than 15 months after the 2011 General Election, Peters has already sacked Brendan Horan from the NZF caucus, and now there's pressure on Richard Prosser to resign. Who knows; Prosser might yet do a Horan, and become an independent List MP.

Winston Peters sure knows how to pick 'em!

7 comments:

Mark said...

It appears I am one of the few to like Richard's column. If you had read his previous columns, the content or tone wasn't surprising. I don't think you can take it too seriously, I assume it's intended to be hyperbole, he's raising serious questions that should be able to be discussed but by way of overstating the case. Shouldn't we be able to discuss profiling for security? Is is reasonable that all people need to undergo exactly the same burdensome security checks, when we would be safer if more effort was placed on targeting the major risk? Why do we allow, let alone welcome people to come and live here when they hate us, and out way of life? These are legitimate questions that should be able to be discussed, but they are taboo. However as an MP Richard can no longer get away with that style of writing to ask the questions, but they still need to be asked.

Rach said...

"It appears I am one of the few to like Richard's column"

Perhaps you should question why that is.

bsprout said...

Agreed, Rach, and I do wonder what Mark calls a legitimate question.

Edward the Confessor said...

I would have thought Andrew Williams would have been the first to fall out of the tree. Give it time...

Delamere, Morgan, Bloxham, Henare, Horan, Prosser. It's amazing the number of grifters and weirdos Peters has inflicted on us over the years. Not as many as Act, but still, he's just one guy.

Keeping Stock said...

Agreed Edward; Williams has been the epitome of discretion this far. Perhaps Winston accompanies him on his late-at-night excursions to keep a tight rein on the Leaky Mayor.

Just as an aside; did you vote for MMP, and was that a mea culpa as you listed all those infamous NZF MP's?

Edward the Confessor said...

Several of them were in electorate seats so it's nothing to do with the system. It's the fact that Winston picks these characters all by himself based on God knows what criteria. Tells you a lot about his judgement.

Keeping Stock said...

But old ladies love him when he smiles Edward...