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Tuesday, April 12, 2005

Mr Ching

Aaron Bhatnagar has suggested (and also here) the right blogosphere should move on from Tamihere and focus on one Mr Ching, also of the Labour Party.

So I suggest Sir Humphrey's does a couple of summary posts along the lines of:
1. Who is he and what does he do
2. What has he done to attract media attention

UPDATE @ 3:42PM: Aaron comments:
Mr Ching is the man who:
1. Plead guilty plea for obstructing a fisheries
officer during a "major squid fishing bust" (Herald on Sunday quote).
2. Failed to mention this on his JP application form.
3. Failed to mention this on his Labour nomination form.
4. Unethically advertised his JP services in a Chinese language paper.
5. Refused to talk to the media about any of this, referred media to his lawyer and then wouldn't say who his lawyer was.

I have just learned that Mr Ching was appointed to the Auckland Conservation Board by Chris Carter [AL: The Tosser?] in 2002. This is a highly inappropriate role for someone involved in a "major squid fishing bust". Because it smells a bit "fishy", I have just put in an OIA request for a copy of Mr Ching's completed nomination form to see if he has neglected to mention his earlier guilty plea.

Posted by Antarctic Lemur | 4/12/2005 02:33:00 PM

8 Comments:

Blogger Aaron Bhatnagar said...

Well, Mr Ching is the man who

*plead guilty plea for obstructing a fisheries officer during a "major squid fishing bust" (herald on sunday quote)
*failed to mention this on his JP application form
*failed to mention this on his Labour nomination form
*unethically advertised his JP services in a Chinese language paper
*refused to talk to the media about any of this, referred media to his lawyer and then wouldn't say who his lawyer was

I have just learned that Mr Ching was appointed to the Auckland Conservation Board by Chris Carter in 2002. This is a highly inappropriate role for someone involved in a "major squid fishing bust". Because it smells a bit "fishy", I have just put in an OIA request for a copy of Mr Ching's completed nomination form to see if he has neglected to mention his earlier guilty plea.

4/12/2005 03:35:00 PM  
Blogger PC said...

" Aaron Bhatnagar has suggested (and also here) the right blogosphere should move on from Tamihere and focus on one Mr Ching..."

It appears to this commentator that 'the right blogosphere' and also the 'right politicians' are overly excited with personality politics, and the polls reflect the public's dis-interest in that sort of politics.

And just keep an eye on what Nanny slips through while you're focussing on some half-arsed backbencher.

I say forget Mr Ching, and concentrate on nailing Nanny's policies to the wall.

4/12/2005 06:21:00 PM  
Blogger Aaron Bhatnagar said...

Checking out the background of a potentially dodgy person before they become a member of parliament is hardly playing personality politics.

Personality politics is when you label women "front-bums" or "queers" or "smarmy".

Still Peter, it's nice to know when can rely on you to be a purist when it comes to blogging on political matters. Let me know what outcomes you change :-)

4/12/2005 08:38:00 PM  
Blogger Antarctic Lemur said...

I mostly agree with Aaron on this one. SH can't influence National or Act policy or election strategy (obviously), but we can certainly shine some light on dodgier Left candidates.

4/12/2005 10:30:00 PM  
Anonymous Mike Readman said...

What was my last post? Isn't Mr Ching following the slogan precisely? Please explain what he's doing wrong.

4/13/2005 12:22:00 AM  
Blogger Aaron Bhatnagar said...

A very good point AL. What was the role of bloggers in the US Election campaign?

They were able to respond on current matters to expose inconsistencies and debunk stories about events and people. Rather-gate is the best example of this. We have to pick and choose the fights that we actually think we can make a difference on - influence media, provide new perspective, do some good old investigation. Mind you, if PC wants to make his blog a podium from which he wishes to critique policies from a libertarian perspective, all power to him. I will happily read it, but I'll happily read Jordan Carter's blog too.

4/13/2005 08:18:00 AM  
Blogger Antarctic Lemur said...

I also think NZ voters (and those in Parliamentary democracies in general) respond more to perceived corruption and arrogance. Corruption is a very real problem they can deal with.

4/13/2005 12:55:00 PM  
Blogger Antarctic Lemur said...

I should add that its not the mere appearance of corruption within a party or Government department which is worrying, but whether that organisation is quick to deal with it or bury it.

If Labour has become collectively arrogant then of course they will prefer the status quo to change - a perfect environment for corruption to flourish.

4/13/2005 12:59:00 PM  

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