On Mon, 30 Aug 2021 17:21:09 -0500, Tony <lizandtony at orcon dot net
Post by Tony Post by Rich80105
There is no such thing as "the team of 5 million", it is a trite and
deliberately emotive phrase with zero basis in fact. Political spin at its
And the article in the rag you quoted is equally trite and nonsensical because
if the article is correct then why is the PM in Wellington?
She lives there! Did you think she travels from Auckland each day for
the 1pm briefings?
There is a contrast between the two articles. From the first, we can
empathise with one of many who are isolating at home - separated from
others even in their own home, suffering from isolation. The second
contrasts with one who is isloated to the same extentthe rest of us
are - but who chooses to use a technicality to travel across a level
boundary for little purpose but self-aggrandisement. And you then try
to claim the PM as being in a similar situation. Far from not being
able to lead a normal life, whe has work demands that take all the
hours available - a difficult, stressful job under high pressure,
which a large majority of New Zealanders can see and appreciate, even
if they do not agree with all policies of the government, they can see
that by working as a "Team of 5 million" we have achieved a
world-leading response to the Covid pandemic. Pique, jealosy and spite
are not well received, Tony.
I am astonished that National / Judith Collins have so misread the
mood of New Zealand - she would have gained significant kudos by
agreeing to defer a meeting of parliament for just a few weeks, or
alternatively showing some confidence in her Wellington MPs by having
them appear on behalf of the party. Emotional deafness is one
expression that comes to mind.