Tuesday, October 18, 2005


Imagine if the coalition talks had turned out differently. If Gerry Brownlee's claims of support had been something more substantial than outright bullshit, and if Don Brash had been able to swallow his pride enough to meet Winston's price on superannuation (and why not? The Nats clearly don't believe in sane economic management, and it would just help build the strategic deficit anyway). Then Don Brash would currently be leading a government much like the one we're all bitching about, except with the Maori Party for extra excitement. So naturally, he's calling that government "a dog's breakfast" and saying that it is not one he would have liked to lead.

Is that relief I hear in his voice...?


It was entertaining to hear Brash's pronouncements on Winston's inability to be a competent or credible Foreign Minister on RNZ this morning... given that Brash would have bought him off with the same job.

Posted by Anonymous : 10/18/2005 04:01:00 PM

From the 1933 Broadway Musical
“Cotton Club Review”
With apologies to Ted Koehler & Harold Arlen
Stormy Weather

Don’t know why,

Don's got tears in his eyes,

Gerry's crying,

Helen's back in power

No more counting

She keeps reignin’

All the time

All the time

She keeps reignin’

All the time

Posted by Anonymous : 10/18/2005 10:20:00 PM

Okay, how long will it be before
Brash and Jabba the Hutt's
Christchurch cousin get rolled
(one hopes no-one's within his
trajectory, or else they'd be
more two-dimensional than
they currently are)?

I envisage them mulched by March

Craig Y

Posted by Anonymous : 10/19/2005 11:34:00 AM