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Friday, August 29, 2008

Winston ebbing

Winston's discursive rebuttal on RNZ this morning was tragic. His answer to Sir Bob Jones' earlier interview where Jones said that he had received only two communications with NZ First about which rabbit hole his $25k NZ First donation went - and both were completely unsatisfactory to him - was for Winston to claim (as he has previously) that an upstanding guy that they both know has seen the books and has vouched for it - and that Jones had been assured by this character that it's all above board. Listen to the linked audio - Jones is adamant the only thing he has been told about it was unsatisfactory: they "dodged the issue". Jones did say he had a telephone conversation with him a week or so ago, but:
"it was more to rant about the scampi thing"

According to Winston, Bob Jones is wrong and a liar, Owen Glenn is wrong and a liar, and everyone else - at this rate - who are trying to get to the bottom of his slush funds are wrong, liars and have secret agendas. He said he'd clear it up with the SFO "in five minutes". The question is: can he clear it up with the PM in five minutes? Everyone reckons he'll be forced to resign today. That, however, has never been Winston's style. He likes a blaze of glory. How can he engineer it?

He sounded rather tired in that interview.

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OK, Obama will be making his speech to the convention now. It's hard to compete with Winston, but this will pip him for theatre.

10 Comments:

At 29/8/08 2:14 pm, Blogger Bryan Spondre said...

"Jones did say he had a telephone conversation with him a week or so ago, but:
"it was more to rant about the scampi thing" "

It was interesting that Bob Jones felt that the scampi thing was the more important issue.

 
At 29/8/08 2:30 pm, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Do you have a job Tim?

 
At 29/8/08 3:06 pm, Blogger Tim Selwyn said...

My job is to make the internet a better place.

 
At 29/8/08 3:33 pm, Anonymous Legio X said...

For who?

 
At 29/8/08 4:24 pm, Blogger Tim Selwyn said...

For you, Legio, for you.

 
At 29/8/08 4:41 pm, Blogger Truth Seeker said...

The Peters issue is - in the big picture - trivial.

It's sad to see the media ignoring so many big and important things and instead flogging the Peters thing.

Let the SFO do its work, if there is any to do.

 
At 29/8/08 4:41 pm, Anonymous regular anon said...

And you do it with aplomb Tim!

 
At 29/8/08 5:03 pm, Anonymous sdm said...

truth seeker: Any corruption of a leftist variety is trival to you.

Double standards....

 
At 29/8/08 5:12 pm, Anonymous Legio X said...

Tim - why, thank you for that kind Sir. A sterling job you're doing too.

*Truthseeker* oxymoron!

Move on, nothing to see here.

 
At 29/8/08 10:24 pm, Anonymous Anonymous said...

just to look at this in another light ... has anyone considered how much money we are discussing here ... $25k from JONES and $100k from GLENN there maybe others but ... it's possible our government could topple for under 1/4 of a million dollars ...

american lobbiests must be laughing ... they spend that on a lunch for a senator ...

I'm ashamed and worried our poltial parties seem so easily and cheaply purchased ...

 

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