Wednesday, September 14, 2005

More on Field

Public Address's Tze Ming Mok has an excellent dissection of the issues underlying Taito Philip Field's possible corruption. Her verdict?

Application declined. Taito Phillip Field you have failed as a responsible politician and MP, while weirdly enough, in concrete terms, proving yourself a better friend on the ground to Asian migrants than Steven Ching has been. You fucked up big-time, but I don't quite yet believe you're a bad guy. Too bad for you that it's three days 'til the election. I doubt that even a human shield can save you now.

Unfortunately, it looks like we'll have to wait until after Saturday to learn Field's fate.


He's been backed by Clark, and his Mangere seat was never in any danger. The Thai guy and his family look far more likely to be the sacrificial lambs at this stage.

Posted by Anonymous : 9/14/2005 10:07:00 AM

it is all quite interesting though in terms of the shape of the Labour caucus and possible Cabinet - with John Tamihere gone and Taito in disgrace the moral conservatives are weakened further...

Posted by Span : 9/14/2005 11:32:00 AM