Pansy Wong HAD to resign
Wong inquiry 'inadequate'
Fresh revelations about the business dealings of Sammy Wong have raised questions about whether he and his wife, Pansy, the former Cabinet minister, misled an independent inquiry. Mrs Wong quit Parliament yesterday after weeks of speculation about her activities while on a taxpayer-funded trip in 2008.
So we now know the report John Key used to cover up for Pansy Wong was an absolute whitewash, the claim she did no wrong and was just little silly with the rules simply doesn't stand up to scrutiny. Labour were right to challenge her initially (despite the Prime Ministers personal attack against Pete Hodgson) and to continue challenging her and her hovercraft door to door salesman husband.
Pansy had to walk the plank because Labour were getting new leaks about Wong using taxpayer funds to further her husbands business deal every day.
So why was the report Key called for such a whitewash?
Strategically speaking, the by-election for the National safe seat of Botany is March, the next budget that will slash and burn NZ will be peculating then and National will be ready to go to the polls on the back of the by-election for an early election if the by-election result and momentum is strong.
As for this ....
Key plans for November poll
A November election seems certain after the Government rejected an early poll following the loss of its second MP to scandal in two years.
...i hope for the left that Watkins is right, a November election will allow the full impact of the next economic downturn to sink in and the full implications of National's privatization agenda and welfare cuts to sink in.