To be blunt, I don’t care about Aaron Gilmore or the clamor for him to resign. That the National Party selected a rich, spoilt, arrogant prick as a candidate doesn’t interest or surprise me in the least. I am however incandescent with rage over the fact that since 2007, the average wage has dropped $107 per week, unemployment jumped from 3.9% to 7.3% and 25% of NZ children live in poverty.
Let’s channel our anger where it’s most needed. Yes the waiter had to put up with crap, yes Aaron probably misled the Prime Minister, yes he has all the hallmarks of a full blown born to rule arsehole but that’s pretty much my expectation for every National Party MP I meet and there are far more important issues we should be focusing on.
There is a Bill to Feed the kids coming up where the poorest children in our country could be fed. That is by far a more noble, positive and immediate solution to spend our time focusing on than setting the dogs of war on a waste of political skin like Aaron bloody Gilmore.