No Maori Party, that's not 'psychological abuse' that's 'righteous anger'
Harawira pair's abuse sickens Turia
Party co-leader Tariana Turia was sickened by what she called "psychological abuse" meted out to her and others by MP Hone Harawira's mother and sister at a hui yesterday.
Oh yawn. Of course Titewhai was angry, who wouldn't be? A staunch defender of Maoridom like Titewhai, a woman who can strip paint dry and make Prime Minister's cry was in full attack mode over the disgusting way the Maori Party rolled over on the Foreshore and Seabed land confiscation issue that birthed them. Who wouldn't be scornful of the Maori Party leadership for the crumbs they've managed to beg for from John Key's plate?
The argument that you have to be at the table to make the decisions is a joke. National have used the relationship to camouflage themselves as moderate (a pretense seen through when you consider this Government have rammed through more legislation under a misuse of urgency than any other Parliament since Rodger Douglas passed his love sonnets to Milton Friedman into legislation) and have stepped to the right with ACT whenever a dead rat was too large for Pita Sharples to swallow.
The Maori Party's final claim that they could work with Don Brash is the last joke for a Party rapidly becoming the punchline.
That's not 'psychological abuse' Tariana, that's 'righteous anger'.