The Hi Lo Commissioner
Jobs For The Boys has come back to bite them on the bum. You would have thought a bloke who had spent some considerable years as an MP, had suffered three heart attacks in recent times and owed his highly paid sinecure to patronage from the elitist few in the higher echelons of Labour would have had at least a few brains. Not so , it seems.
One Graham Kelly seems to have decided ritual disembowel or self imolation are activities of virtue. Cop this lot!
Graham Kelly, former Labour MP turned commissioner, told the Canadian Senate last week, in a speech on New Zealand's fisheries quota system, that Maori "all held each other's hands to stop them from sinking on the voyage" to New Zealand from Hawaiki in 740. "Once they got to New Zealand, they started fighting and eating each other; so there have been Maori wars ever since then. Now they are learning to get along with each other," he said.
One is left breathlessly wondering how on earth this could be. Surely the slack journos have got it all wrong again. But then, all is revealed. Of course, of course. This explains it.
Earlier in his career, Mr Kelly spent 25 years with the Electrical Workers Union, the Clerical Workers Union and was secretary of the NZ Shop Employees Union from 1972-1987. (Courtesy NZ Herald)
And they've got sixty or so more of them, all out of the same mould, all with their tongues hanging out, waiting to get into Parliament.
Update: 0800 June 15th
MSM have given this story a pounding today. Filk Off refuses to call Ned back to N Zild to apologize, Aaron B calls for Ned to be dismissed. Adolf thinks that if Ned were not an ex Labour MP he's be gone by lunch time. You must have someone sensitive representing you in the only western nation more PC and Pinko than your own.