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Letter to the Editor – An own-goal from a particularly stupid National Supporter

4 October 2014 9 comments

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Frank Macskasy - letters to the editor - Frankly Speaking

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There was something about this letter that didn’t quite ring true…

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Dave Christie - Titahi Bay - National Party

 

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It seemed “too cute” by far. Too clever. And it seemed familiar, as if I’d read the story elsewhere – or something similar to it.

Sure enough

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michelle bachmann - right wing fuckwitry

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Which prompted this response from me to the Dominion Post’s editor…

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from: Frank Macskasy <fmacskasy@gmail.com>
to: Dominion Post <letters@dompost.co.nz>
date: Thu, Oct 2, 2014
subject: Letter to the Editor

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The editor
Dominion Post

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Re Dave Christie’s letter, telling the story about his “friend’s little girl wanting to grow up to the the Prime Minister so she could house and feed all the homeless people; and then Christie replies they should all mow his lawns for $25 and do other work around his house”.(1 Oct)

Perhaps Mr Christie could have added that the story was actually lifted, almost word-for-word, from Republican House Representative, Michelle Bachmann’s Facebook page.

It is one of those apocryphal political fables that regularly does the rounds on the internet.

The only difference is that when Mr Christie copied and pasted it, passing it of as his own “letter to the editor”, he changed one important feature. The American version had the homeless guy working for $50.

It seems that a National Party supporter couldn’t bring himself to pay that much, and halved the remuneration.

National advocating cutting pay for New Zealanders? Apocryphal indeed.

Own goal, Mr Christie, own goal.

-Frank Macskasy

[address and phone number supplied]

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References

Facebook:  Michele Bachmann

 


 

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