This Government are becoming a joke aren’t they?
Steven Joyce justifying taxpayer extravagance at MBIE, Primary Industries Minister Nathan Guy trying to claim sand killed over 70% of the Saudi bribe lambs, Nick Smith leading a magical mystery tour that claimed houses could be built on cemeteries, next to exploding power stations, land the government didn’t own and finally Maori land Nick would need to steal and then there was Key explaining that the bus trip Nick had taken Journalists on wasn’t a literal line up of spare housing land, but was in fact ‘conceptual’.
It’s a joke looking for a punchline isn’t it?
In NZ politics, it is the little things, not the big things that topple a Government however, and as disturbing as it is for me to acknowledge, $400 hair-straighteners installed at MBIE will probably have more impact than knowing the PMs Office colluded and instigated the SIS to smear the Leader of the Opposition months before the 2011 election.
That said, I doubt any of this latest shambles will dent National very much.
The rump of the Party hate the Left so much National MPs could all get caught drinking kegs and doing shots in the Parliamentary debating chamber with male and female strippers after hours and they’d still vote blue.
The property owning middle classes may roll their eyes at the incompetence, but because their false sense of wealth is built upon ever increasing property prices, they’ll keep voting for Key.
The tide will turn when the property bubble pops. Until then the rest of us must grit our teeth.