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Wednesday, September 28, 2005

Lefties on the latest Taito Field scandal

Idiot of NRT says:
Unlike the immigration case, it's difficult to see how Field has violated any laws here. Instead, he's just an arsehole - and if Labour has any sense, they won't let him back into Cabinet.
Er... so Idiot agrees Field has a big problem with the immigration case but the suggested punishment is Labour prevent Field from entering Cabinet? Gee, thats tough talk.

Three Names of Philosophically Made says:
Now, Field probably didn't act appropriately in buying the house.

But essentially the family was a young man, and his sick elderly father. There was no chance the family could ever have kept the house, bar a charitable donation of hundreds of thousands of dollars.

If Field had simply told them all hope was lost, I can imagine the outcry. "What a loser electorate MP", Aaron Bhatnagar would have said.
Eh?

It's like blog twister out there! How many contortions can lefties put themselves through before their rhetorical devices snap off?

UPDATE: A post by Phul on the matter, and Whaleoil notes those Labourites acting like Taito Field doesn't exist. Well, it's hardly news when a Labour MP pulls stunts like this.

UPDATE2: Here's a comment left by Idiot which clarifies his position:
Actually, I think that Field should be prosecuted for the immigration case, and jailed if found guilty. In this one, though, it's hard to see how he's broken any law, since no exercise of power as a minister or MP was involved.

But regardless of the law, he has clearly violated the ethical standards we expect from MPs, and Labour should make it clear that it expects better.
And still no mention of Field by the self-appointed Chief Propaganda Minister.

Posted by Antarctic Lemur | 9/28/2005 01:58:00 PM

13 Comments:

Blogger darren said...

Rodney has just posted on this, saying he has sent letters to Peter Dunne and other leaders asking how they can prop up a government condoning such corrupt practice.

9/28/2005 02:19:00 PM  
Blogger Berend de Boer said...

AL, if the lefties would prevent crooks from entering parliament, the Labour bench would be pretty empty. So that's why they stop at entering cabinet.

9/28/2005 02:29:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Socialists are ethically and morally unfit to govern.They are lead by a person who has failed to observe the basic principles of good governance.They are supported by fools and idiots and those who share their unethical amd immoral standards
gd

9/28/2005 02:42:00 PM  
Anonymous Ryan said...

TVNZ are running a One News trailer today suggesting there may be more on their news at 6pm tonight, Wednesday.

9/28/2005 04:01:00 PM  
Blogger Idiot/Savant said...

Actually, I think that Field should be prosecuted for the immigration case, and jailed if found guilty. In this one, though, it's hard to see how he's broken any law, since no exercise of power as a minister or MP was involved.

But regardless of the law, he has clearly violated the ethical standards we expect from MPs, and Labour should make it clear that it expects better.

9/28/2005 11:07:00 PM  
Blogger Antarctic Lemur said...

Thankyou IS, at least one leftie is showing an ethical streak. I wonder if Brown has posted his recipe yet...

9/28/2005 11:38:00 PM  
Blogger David said...

Perhaps Labour supporters are hoping that they too will be given an immigrant as a slave if Labour manage to form a government?

9/29/2005 12:46:00 AM  
Blogger Craig Ranapia said...

Interesting to note that in the US, *ahem* ethically challenged Congressional Majority leader Tom DeLay (R-TX), has just been indicted in Texas on charges of of criminal conspiracy in a campaign fund-raising scheme as Senate majority leader Bill Frist, (R-TN) has been defending himself against questions about the timing of the sale of stock in a family-owned business.

I wonder the left-wing of the Kiwi blogisphere will show the same degree of *COUGH* cultural sensivivity towards how they do things in the American South.

9/29/2005 06:06:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Peter Dunne on RadioSocialism: just now "We'd really really like to support National"

but we said we'd support the biggest single party.

so what to do? Support the most corrupt govt in NZ's history in power only due to the Maori gerrymander & Tuku Field's "vote early vote *everybody*" campaign?

or show some "testicles"

9/29/2005 08:12:00 AM  
Blogger Adolf Fiinkensein said...

Peter Dunne no longer can even scratch his arse, there's so much scar tissue in the way.

9/29/2005 08:37:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dont know the specifics to do with DeLay but Frist sold his stock well after insiders did the same. This was public information anyone could act upon it. To prove he did anything wrong prosecutors would have to find evidence that he had material, non-public information. Not so easy to do, but you can bet your britches this is going to get a lot of media attention (for the obvious reason, and probably even closer attention from the SEC, who lately seem intent on catching "high-'profile" offenders (much like the London police who would target rock singers for drug offences, almost to the exclusion of all other offenders.)

Kimble

9/29/2005 11:05:00 AM  
Blogger darren said...

Stuff has a story this afternoon to say the locals are behind Field.
But maybe this is because they owe Field their NZ residency/ citizenship.
Apparasntly at least 500 do.

9/29/2005 02:36:00 PM  
Blogger JamesP said...

It may be "racist" to say this but here goes...

I don't particularly care what the Pacific Island community think about Mr Field's behaviour. Corruption and nepotism may be the Pacific way but they are not the NZ way and they should never be accepted so long as we wish to remain a relatively prosperous first world nation. If immigrants of any stripe cannot accept this then they moved to the wrong country. It is fortunate Mr Field will be judged by an independent inquiry and the laws of the land not by a Mangere popularity poll.

9/29/2005 03:05:00 PM  

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