Even the faithful can’t justify it…
Yesterday, I got home around about 3pm. Not long after that, my Twitter timeline is flooded. There’s not been a celebrity die. Christchurch hasn’t been hit by another earthquake. There’s no mass casualties. What has happened, though, is Winston Peters had been a very naughty boy. So naughty, in fact, that he was kicked out of Parliament.
To be completely honest, he should have been given the boot a few questions prior, when he was being a muppet as usual.
Then he took it too far. The video below should start when the whole fiasco begins, if it doesn’t though, you need to start around about 4 minutes. EDIT: It doesn’t, so you’ll want to scroll through. Or you can watch the whole thing. I don’t mind.
An “illiterate woodwork teacher”. Unjustified. Unpleasant. Unreasonable. But worst of all, intentional.
I brought this up with someone I would describe as “party faithful” (they’ve had a fair bit of coverage on some right-wing political blogs recently – and they’re loving it). He ignored the fact that it was offensive and commented on the other party of my statement (which was that he clearly fits well in the party).
Winston definitely makes Parliament interesting, that’s for certain. But there’s a line and he definitely crossed that line yesterday.