Aug 2, 2008

Noelle Gets Involved

Remember who delivered the killer blow on the Brethren last election campaign?

Well Noelle McCarthy has written about Winston. He will regret the Alice in Wonderland analogy

Had he a closer acquaintance with the novel he'd know that it's the Hatter himself who threw the tea party and occasioned all the madness that ensued.
Likewise, there's no doubt but that it's Winston who's the ring master in this silly circus. Of course he is.
Another thing we all know about Winston is how much he needs to be in control. It's this autocratic nature that has him in the position he's in; who on earth could believe that the leader of a party as notoriously Winston-whipped as NZ First has no knowledge of one of its major sources of funding?

She concludes

His characteristic bombast provides a welcome respite from the monochrome drivel that passes for political oratory around here. Who wouldn't rather the rhetoric of Winston over the interminable drone of, say, Gordon Copeland? However, bombast is just that, a tale of sound and fury, told by an idiot, signifying nothing.
Winston's performance this week brings to mind the outrageous complacency of another of Lewis Carroll's creations; the ill-fated Humpty Dumpty. It was poor old Humpty who told Alice, "When I use a word it means just what I choose it to mean, no more and no less." And we all know where such blithe self-assurance got him. The Foreign Minister would do well to cut short his tea party and learn from Humpty's mistakes. He needs to start answering some questions being put to him plainly. If he doesn't, it will take more than the Prime Minister incumbent or a leader in waiting to put old Winnie together again.