Minister of Useless Journeys
"In our short history, we [New Zealanders have been on a journey." We are "journeying together towards maturity as a nation." We're "on a journey" to "shape a knowledge society" he told UNESCO. Young people are "on a journey of reflection"; the economy is "on a journey"; and Telecom's copper network is on a journey. He's even "on a bit of a journey" himself. As a Dad.
It all smells like bullshit to me.
This morning, he told Radio NZ that the state health system which is in a shambles and for which he's responsible -- he's running the show, remember -- is also "on a journey." Presumably he thinks that explains the recent high profle deaths?
Looks like we're all "on a journey."
It's a curious phrase to describe the state's unsafe die-while-you-wait health system, but if you examine the direction of that journey for the last ten years you'd have to say it's one of costing more, delivering less, and having people die because of it.
Not really a "journey" anyone should want to buy into, really. It's looking about as successful as the "journey" on which Mitch took the All Blacks four years ago.