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Sunday, April 10, 2005

Useless as Tits on a Lesbian II

I have been wondering whether I should retract the intemperate accusations in my earlier post, levelled partly with tongue in cheek at Minister Cullen and TV1 journalist John Sainsbury. The jury is still out on that one and while it is deliberating, the star prosecution witness has been nobbled by the defence and has changed his story. (These guys taught Black Power.)

My problem is simply, who can I believe? I have difficulty accepting that John Tamihere just dreamed up the accusation of clause fiddling out of thin air. Can even he be that stupid? However, Cullen apparently has denied it and Tamihere has backed off on it as well. Has Cullen actually denied it in the house? That is significant because if he has but in fact it is true, then Dr Cullen has placed his political career in the hands of some disaffected (no, not disinfected) Dunny Party or Green fruit-loop who could sink him on a whim. I imagine that is unlikely. (Aaah, the first ever NZ case of sink or whim.)

Similarly, the origin of the 1900 exclusive interview with TV1 is intriguing. Mike Williams tells Moaning Report that no one at Smarmy Army GHQ knew anything about it. It was a huge surprise, apparently. Really? Is it conceivable that John Tamihere went off within minutes of the great accommodation and did something as blindly stupid as gazzumping the party boss's carefully organised press conference? If that is true, then I really do owe Sudsbury an apology and I must concede he achieved a truly memorable and virtuous scoop of prodigious proportions. (Meanwhile, leftie collaborator Campbell should sharpen his ritual disembowelling dagger!! Mayday is not far away and CBS is running out of pre-arranged suicide bombs to film.)

On the other hand, I would expect Labour to calculate it doesn't matter if the party president lies to the public but it does matter if Cullen and Clark lie to the house. The latter are accountable and would be royally screwed if caught out while the former is not and simply would laugh as he walked away. No Dalzeilic wilderness experience needed for him.

Very perplexing for a simple country boy from Up North like me.


Declaration
A lover of alliteration sometimes given to pedantry, whose prejudices have been cultivated carefully over nearly six decades, AF is a paid up but inactive member of the National Party. He could no more vote labour than suck on a cake of carbolic soap. His antecedents go back through Ngati Whanaungu and Ngati Paoa to a chap by the name of Te Ika o te Waruki and he has affinity with Ngati Hine. Other antecedents include General Sir Duncan Cameron so AF reasonably can take the piss out of everyone except Asians who, being inscrutable, have no sense of humour.

Posted by Adolf Fiinkensein | 4/10/2005 09:09:00 AM