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John Banks – Demented or Slippery as an eel?!

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Is it Wackydoodle time already?

This has to be the most bizarre radio “interview” in the annals of broadcasting history…

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This was either a very weak attempt at deflection – or John Banks is losing the plot as the pressure of public and media scrutiny bear down on him.

Whichever – I wonder how many of the 15,835 Epsom voters to cast their ballot for Banks are now regretting it? They’ve elected a clown who plays footloose with campaign-donation laws and is trying desperately to cover his arse.

Moral of this story? Voting for someone just because the  Prime Minister had a cup of tea with him, is not a sound basis on which to choose your elected representative. (Personally, I recommend reading tea leaves; chicken entrails; or studying the remains of what my cat chucked-up last night. Far more reliable.)

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Previous Blog Posts

Key on Banks; Staunch, stupid, or stuck?

Money in the Banks

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  1. huttriver
    30 April 2012 at 10:39 pm

    We could be seeing a by-election. By-elections traditionally go against the sitting government. We could see a swing to the Greens.

  2. SpaceMonkey
    1 May 2012 at 1:14 am

    Good lord! “Relationship”… “The way in which two or more concepts, objects, or people are connected, or the state of being connected.”

    John Banks thinks he can slide out of the discussion by feigning offence. He’s a “moron”… “a stupid person” and a charlatan… “a person who makes elaborate, fraudulent, and often voluble claims to skill or knowledge; a quack or fraud.”

  3. Moonbeam
    1 May 2012 at 11:15 am

    It looks like Banks was trying to do favours for Dotcom by lobbying Maurice Williamson to get a favourable OIO response to buy a mansion. Strange behaviour for a man who reckons he didn’t know Dotcom very well. Payback for $50,000 donation I wonder?

  4. Moonbeam
    1 May 2012 at 11:17 am

    “A spokeswoman for Land Information Minister Maurice Williamson this morning said Banks had called the minister on behalf of Dotcom when he was applying through the Overseas Investment Office to buy his Coatesville mansion.

    Williamson initially approved the sale but changed his mind later after fellow minister Simon Power, who was also required to approve the sale, rejected Dotcom’s application. ”

    http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/politics/6833411/Peters-surprised-SFO-not-probing-Banks-donations

  5. Red
    1 May 2012 at 12:51 pm

    He’s lost it.

  6. Angel807
    2 May 2012 at 6:35 pm

    “Good lord” all right.
    Banks’ relationship feign is a joke.
    Thick scales, sheds skin, big venomous mouth, small brain = snake.

  7. 18 May 2012 at 11:49 am

    11.26am 18/05/2012 – NEWS FLASH AFFCO/TALLEYS BOSS IS PREPARED TO START NEGOTIATING AGAIN …..

    Simon Oosterman – CTU
    Talley’s Affco CEO Hamish Simpson just told the Auckland Employment Court that he beleives “we will have a [collective] agreement [with the union] before long”. Previously he said the union and company where far apart. – Pass it on!

    • 18 May 2012 at 12:47 pm

      Excellent news, Denny! Public pressure has got to to buggers!

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