Thursday, 19 October 2006


From the front page of today's Herald, in a 'pull-out' on the 'Get Out of Jail Free Act':
Opposition leader Don Brash says it means there is "no legal obligation on anybody to pay back anything." But Prime Minister Helen Clark disagrees: "I don't believe that's the intention at all but you have to take parties at their word and they say they will refund that becomes a matter of honour."
Honour? From a politician? The irony really is palpable. Time for that old, old joke:
Q: How do you know when a politician's lying?
A: Their lips are moving.
RELATED: Politics-NZ, Darnton V Clark, Politics-Labour


  1. I wouldn't even a trust a politician that is saying their name :-P

  2. "Our government . . . teaches the whole people by its example. If the government becomes the lawbreaker, it breeds contempt for law; it invites every man to become a law unto himself; it invites anarchy." – Louis Brandeis (1856 - 1941) US Supreme Court justice.


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