Friday, March 18, 2005

Sucks to be Te HeuHeu

It seems Georgina Te HeuHeu will be rewarded for her enduring and surprising loyalty under duress with a massive demotion on the soon to be released National party list, a virtual guarantee that she won't be an MP after the election. Of course in the "MMP enviroment" National could not be without the token Maori, so they've seleted a more compliant male to replace her. Hopefully for National this brown mascot will be more cheerful in his role than the uppity Te Heuheu who seemed to think she was elected to represent her constituency rather than performing tricks and regurgitating soundbites for her pakeha masters.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

What are you talking about? Is there some article you are referring to?

And do you think effectively labelling potential Maori MPs as "Uncle Toms" is a good idea? 

Posted by David Farrar

Anonymous said...

You want an article or a source? This is the internet! I thought you of all people would know hearsay and rumour is the cornerstone of blogging.
But seriously, you cannot deny HeuHeu is receiving a demotion with a list position around twentysomething down from #6 in '02?? 

Posted by Manu

Anonymous said...

I can't comment on where Georgina will be ranked, as those decisions are not yet made. However it has been announced that all current MPs will be in the top 30, so the suggestion she is guaranteed not to be an MP after the election, is in fact quite the opposite.
 

Posted by David Farrar