That is why he took money from a National Cabinet Minister's spouse for his leadership campaign of the Labour Party, that is why he was double-dipping on the Fisheries Commission whilst an MP, that is why he ordered porn on his Ministerial Credit card when he was in Europe on official business, that is why he was always a sell-out. It's all about him and all about the money.
|A happy Shane Jones...His adult viewing habits had just been made public.|
A few days ago I wrote a quick blog on the subject of Shane Jones a labour party list MP taking money from his political [so-called] enemy to fund his failed [He came third out of three] leadership bid. If you didn’t read the blog here it is:
http://wheelerscornernz.blogspot.co.nz/2014/04/fishy-money-for-fishy-shane-jonesso.html in it I wrote among other things:
Mr Jones revealed to the Herald that Sir Wira gave $1000 and NZ Oil and Gas board member Rodger Finlay also donated money to help the MP to pay for his campaign to win the Labour leadership last September. More interestingly, though, is that Jones was also funded by the oil industry:
Over the last few days the Main Stream Media have been attempting to imply that Jones would be a great loss to the world of politics…that is simply crap of the highest order. Heaps of blog sites have been pushing this line of rubbish: The best blog I could find on the subject was by Tim Selwyn a professional journalist of high standing, So here it is and it is worthy of careful consideration.
Shane Jones is on Radio Live as I type this, explaining that he quit politics because he just couldn't be arsed etc. "No reservoir of energy to..." as he put it. Ridiculous... Retirement at 54... A career beginning and ending in a blathering, blustering bombardment of English, wrapped in Maori metaphors. Jones was promoted on the basis of promise, but has delivered only to himself. He is basically a lazy party boy with a big yap hole. The great waha of the North, What has he done?
He is saying he is nothing but "true to himself" - no shit! It's always been about him - that is why he is taking this financially-induced waka-jumping stunt of McCully's, that is why he took money from a National Cabinet Minister's spouse for his leadership campaign of the Labour Party, that is why he was double-dipping on the Fisheries Commission whilst an MP, that is why he ordered porn on his Ministerial Credit card when he was in Europe on official business, that is why he was always a sell-out. It's all about him and all about the money. Despite what Jones would claim, no "tribally Labour" MP would go begging to Murray-fucking-McCully the priest, councillor and lord plenopotentiary of the New Zealand National Party for anything let alone to arrange one's own political exit package.
No loss to Labour in the long term, but a definite gain in the short term for the Nats.
No difficult questions will be asked in parliament over this corrupt practice of patronage - the procurement and secret commission - as Jones is everyone's mate it seems: Labour are too embarrassed to highlight this induced defection, and the NZ First leader - like all the other Maori politicians it appears - don't want to criticise because he is Maori. This is pathetic, Jones is a right wing arsehole from what I have seen and heard. His vaunted working class credentials were advanced by the right, but were nothing more than Jones' conservative instincts that the pundits themselves wanted mirrored in an acceptably Pakeha-ised Maori. Trotter on Radio Live was being far too sympathetic. Jones spoke to blokedom against narrower identity factions - a small part in keeping a wide church, but Jones came at a cost, and Labour just isn't paying its way.
The pig finds a different way to grease his way to the trough. Shane Jones' political epitaph will not be complementary. The bullshit McCully made-up role he is to take up covers the Nat's agenda: brown-washing tokenism to disguise the real power imbalance and exclusion of Maori at home, and a pro-privatisation and exploitation voice in the Islands.
So there it is: The truth clearly stated and explained no room for doubt. The Labour Party has had its share of crawling vermin; Roger Douglas got knighted for his double cross, Richard Prebble betrayed the Labour movement and now Shane Jones has joined the long list of politicians who do little else than chase the public dollars and were captured by the mighty dollar handed out by a free spending National Party who takes from the poor to reward the greedy. Here ends the lesson.