Isn’t it time we replaced Tim Groser for Helen Clark as US Ambassador?

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Wouldn’t Helen Clark be a far greater ambassador to the US to protect NZs interests than Groser?

Look at how this Washington insider blog managed to catch the real stock of our Ambassador to the US…

The party circuit began for many at the Embassy of New Zealand last Tuesday. Perhaps the island nation known best to Americans as the filming location for the Lord of the Rings movies could fulfill Barrack’s prediction. But Ambassador Tim Groser made no attempt to hide his elation about the evening’s guest list. There was senior adviser Rick Dearborn and campaign field director Stuart Jolly, and campaign committee chairman Michael Glassner. The White House’s incoming chief strategist, Steve Bannon, was reportedly spotted, too. Jon Voight, Trump’s most famous Hollywood supporter, was en route. Breitbart writer Matt Boyle, who once joked that he would be Trump’s White House press secretary—alas, the job went to Sean Spicer—manspreaded on a couch near Groser’s lectern.

“Getting access to Trump will be everybody’s ambition,” the ambassador said. He beamed at all of his new friends. “We have got off to a flying start.”

It didn’t matter that Groser had helped craft the Trans-Pacific Partnership, the trade agreement from which Trump today withdrew. It didn’t matter that Groser has spent much of his career promoting other trade policies antithetical to Trumpism. Disagreements be damned, what mattered now was access—something everyone scrambles for with each regime change in Washington, but always demurely. Yet Groser was unabashed: he regaled the crowd with the story of how he first snagged Trump’s cell phone number (he knew a guy who knew a guy), and professed his own thrill about the end of “PC” culture. The Trump campaign may have decried Hollywood, but Groser and the scores of guests in black tie were openly star-struck by the new folks in town. (Except, perhaps, Alabama Senator Richard Shelby’s wife, Annette. Asked if they planned to stay long, she looked at me with eyes that seemed to say, “Darling, you must be joking.”)

…remember, Groser not only attempted to sign away our democratic and economic sovereignty with the TPPA, he tried to lock Labour out of any changes to stop foreign land sales and John Key had the GCSB spy on diplomats to try and get Groser a job as the WTO boss. 

Wouldn’t Helen Clark be a far greater ambassador to the US to protect NZs interests than Groser?

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22 Comments

  1. bert says:

    Yes she would. Groser is a failed politician. At least have someone there that is in power but most importantly someone who is not arrogant.

  2. mary_a says:

    Helen Clark would make a great ambassador. She would put NZ’s interests first and foremost, unlike the waste of space Groser, who prefers to be seen on the Washington party circuit rather than do his job working for and promoting NZ!

  3. The Other Mike says:

    John Voight, rabid Trumpite, with his arm around Groser…. says it all…

  4. mosa says:

    At least Helen Clark knows what it means to be honorable and have self respect unlike Groser who was one of the worst individuals of the Key regime.
    Arrogant and pompous and leeching of the NZ taxpayer the current government would be doing all of us a favour by getting rid of him and starting an enquiry about the methods used to furthur his ambitions.

  5. J S Bark J S Bark says:

    Meh…

    Six of one, a half a dozen of the other.

    Both as bad as each other.

  6. Dotti says:

    What a good idea, Helen for ambassador.
    Use all that experience.

  7. Dotti says:

    Yes the government would be doing our country a favour appointing
    Helen Clark as Ambassador. What a good idea !

  8. J says:

    Groser by name, even groser by nature.
    Get rid.

    Helen Clark for US Ambassador – hell yeah!

  9. savenz says:

    Yep, Groser would sell us out for a bottle of red. Even with spying he could not even get an other job.. too arrogant, too stupid, too much of an alcoholic…

  10. Sam Sam says:

    Personally I’d make Clark ambassador to the UN.

  11. I would have thought that Porker Grosser would have been gone by lunch time.
    He has spent a life time with his snout in the public trough.

    A truly unlikeable individual.

  12. Ian says:

    NO! She is an unapologetic supporter of the neoliberal agenda, unrepentant about the Seabed & Foreshore Act, and a fan of the TPPA. How would that be better save NZ’s interests? Grosser also supports these policies so what’s the difference?

    • Afewknowthetruth says:

      Spot on. Helen Clark was a wolf in sheep’s clothing as prime minister, pushing ahead with the globalist’s agenda, and ensuring none of the crucial issues of the times were addressed. In particular, it was the Clark regime that promoted the carbon trading scam that did nothing to address actual CO2 emissions but did allow speculators to make money out of doing nothing for a while.

      Then there were the lies, dozens of them. And the %30 million of taxpayer’s money given away to the ‘rich boy’s club know as America’s Cup yachting.

      And the promotion of genetically modified crops.

      After Helen Clark fucked up badly in NZ (it was the general loathing of her and her dictatorial style that allowed National a foot in the door) she was given a perk position at the UN ( a corrupt and ineffective organization if ever there was one…..cannot even comply with its own charter) with special responsibility for looting Africa. Clark is a very dangerous woman who, during her reign kept NZ on the path to implosion via the internationalists agenda and ensured that no appropriate policies were even discussed, let alone implemented.

      It’s really scary that ardent socialists cannot see beyond the façade.

  13. Kim dandy says:

    Save nz – right on the money!

  14. e-clectic says:

    Groser – ex-Minister for Climate Change Inaction.

  15. Bryan Dods says:

    Imagine using the words Helen Clark and diplomacy in the same sentence.

  16. Groucho Marxist says:

    Imagine using the words Helen Clark and diplomacy in the same sentence.

  17. AB says:

    Tiny brain Tim should not be let out alone without a responsible adult present.
    Replacing the self-regarding dipstick with anything smarter than an under-cooked saveloy would be an improvement.

  18. cleangreen says:

    Yes, yes yes yes, Helen Clark would be our best ever US Ambassador, great plan.

  19. lloyd jordan says:

    NO

  20. Heather Tanguay says:

    Grosser should be called back to NZ immediately, we have read of his party and dining excesses for too long. He was the puppet master of the TPPA.
    Helen would do an excellent job.