Saturday, March 19, 2005

"A decent fellow"

Today's proof that different parts of the political spectrum see the world completely differently at times: Aaron Bhatnagar's description of former Immigration Minister Tuariki John Delamere as "a successful businessman, a good cabinet minister, a very level headed and decent fellow". In case anyone has forgotten, Delamere was sacked for corruption, after he abused his office to grant permanant residence to applicants who agreed to invest in specific businesses within his electorate. To describe him as "a decent fellow" really begs the question of what would be considered indecent...


Bhatnagar's blog says "Not good at all- TD was heralded during his time in parliament from 1996 - 1999 as .........".

It seems stretching it a bit to claim that he's still endorsing him using those kind of terms.

Posted by Anonymous : 3/19/2005 02:01:00 PM