Tuesday, 15 July 2014

DotCon takes another scalp?

Is there a politician in the country who hasn’t been stained by Kim DotCon?  The latest is former immigration minister Jonathan Coleman, who in exercising the discretion to let him enter New Zealand was supposed to have overlooked the fat German’s previous crimes and indiscretions. Or not.

But Coleman’s not  the first, and he won’t be the last, to be embarrassed by association.

The reason that so many have been embarrassed by just one man, however large, is that – let’s be frank – there are so many laws, and so many ways in which politicians have given themselves discretion over those laws.

To paraphrase PJ O'Rourke, when entering and exiting and buying and selling are all at the behest and discretion of legislators, then legislators will be bought and sold – or, at least, be tainted with the suspicion that they have been.

And it serves the buggers right. They deserve it.

3 comments:

  1. From afar, it must (and does) appear as if NZ is slipping into the strange little country status- what, with one bizarre instance after another involving a single big git playing with the affairs of an entire first world country. It's reminds me of watching a re-run of those countries that are bought down by pyramid schemes.

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  2. It's disgusting how politicians are happy to abandon their principles and get on their knees whenever Dotcom flops out his big wad of cash

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  3. The left and msm go gaga over Dot Nelson Mandela Com because it is hard to face the reality that John Key is NZ's best ever labour PM.

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