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Monday, September 06, 2010

"It would take an earthquake for me to lose" - Jim Anderton quote is a LIE

Ouch. Could one earthquake really clear Bob Parker of his crappy job to date and re-elect him as Mayor? Bob can look strong in the immediacy of the moment, but it will depend on the post quake recovery to see if he can turn this into a defining moment.

But what a clunker comment from Anderton, it's up there with Radio NZ mistakingly playing 'Good Vibrations' by the Beach Boys right after the announcement of the earthquake.

UPDATE: I take this back - Fucking whaleoil - turns out the quote was taken out of context and is a total lie!. Anderton was referring to the reason he left Labour, it wasn't him winning the Christchurch election, the sleazy edit makes Anderton out to have said it.


At 6/9/10 10:16 am, Anonymous Anonymous said...

But what a clunker comment from Anderton


It was a perfectly valid comment in the context of the conversation. It was just unfortunate for Anderton that indeed, it took a devastating earthquake to (most probably) lose the mayoralty.

If Anderton had made the comment after the earthquake, then yes it would have been a clunker, but he didn't. He said it before the earthquake.

And you berate the msm for putting their spin on stories...

At 6/9/10 10:43 am, Anonymous Danyl said...

You can see the actual comments Anderton made here, about 1 minute in: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-1GCcljJnsU&feature=youtu.be

At 6/9/10 11:46 am, Anonymous bob said...

parker looks to be doing a Gulliani at present... striding about looking manly and in control... and boy those tories really want him back in as Mayor ( water ?) they just keep sticking to his side and praising his good work... barf

At 6/9/10 9:17 pm, Anonymous Anonymous said...

...a bid to exploit reconstruction work as support for the governing party...it's a national catastrophe so an apolitical approach is needed ...(and) should rise above political considerations and should not be using political personalities names for political gain.Christchurch?



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