Sunday, July 24, 2005



It's the little things...

A couple of months ago, people were horrified by Labour MP John Tamihere's callous neglect of his pet cats, when he abandoned them during a move. But now it seems National also has a cat-beater faction. The "off the record" column in today's Sunday Star-Times recounts the following story:

National MP Brian Connell, asked in an interview whether he was "a cat or a dog person", responded with a surprising rant about how he hated cats so much that he once threw one across a room and into a fireplace. Noticing the startled looks this anecdote produced, he added that the fire was not lit.

There are a number of words with which to describe someone who would do this, but I think "sadistic arsehole" about sums it up. And if you live in Rakaia, and you love your cat, I'd advise not voting for the prick.

5 comments:

oh well, if the fireplace wasn't lit i guess that makes it ok then.

at the risk of sounding like Rove - What the???

Posted by span : 7/24/2005 08:21:00 PM

vote for Tony Milne instead!

Posted by Greg Stephens : 7/24/2005 08:24:00 PM

Yes please :)

www.tonymilne.org.nz

Posted by Tony Milne : 7/24/2005 08:48:00 PM

Unfortunately National will never lose Rakaia (even with Brian Connell in the seat).
And considering the swing away from Labour, my vote will be going to Brian Davidson of ACT.

Posted by Anonymous : 7/25/2005 09:05:00 AM

My bet is that Tony Milne has never thrown any pussy across the floor.

Virgin.

Posted by Anonymous : 8/08/2005 10:37:00 PM