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Barry Soper or as sometimes denigrated Barely Sober, unfairly in Imeh, has been around Politics for quite a long time and whatever he might suggest can be judged by readers who have managed to retain their cojones, His Latest however will have been viewed with growing alarm on the Ninth Floor.

I first met Bary around three decades ago and he was someone who had valid opinions, not much has changed.

Barry is smart enough to understand that to do his job he needs to keep his nose cleanish and maintain cooperation from his sources, otherwise those sources will dry up PDQ, That said his latest linked above and also offered in the comments on Adolf’s post March 7th, is almost brutal in the summary of how why and when Ardernearly became our titular leader.

Those of us still retaining sufficient Brain cells to comprehend such real truths in opposition to the almost daily lectures from Pene Henare’s recently highlighted: “sole source of truth”, Barry has abandoned his facade of loyalty for strategic needs and someone will not be happy. Hot on the heels of the little contretemp that has slipped largely under the radar, Her Royal Highness will no longer keep her weekly spot on the nation’s leading Breakfast show. A sad departure after every PM since Holmes lured David Lange to participate, it appears the snowflake can no longer allow Hosking to cause her embarrassment. Following on from a similar attitudinal act of toy tossing by her pudgy Deputy who has abandoned a regular weekly appearance with Peter Williams on Magic Talk recently.

All from a declared ‘most open and transparent government ever’, under a leader who fatuously declared her personal stance, she saw no need to LIE in politics, her getting Chippy and then Henare to deputise at “The Podium Of Truth” at the end of last week gives a massive boost to Bazza’s musings. The Wonderful One does not do sacking, demotion, or take serious questioning while she embarks regularly on another homily based on the verbosity of her pronouncements. At least many will accept Sleepy Creepy Joe is not capable, the Bachelor Of Communications degree holder has no such excuse, she is just a shallow Flake who cannot keep abreast of events and speak on all issues confronting, far easier to run and hide leaving a foot soldier to take incoming fire.

She is just one more shadow, joining Cuomo, Biden, Trudeau, as people ascending far beyond the limits of their incompetence finally become exposed.

Written by Gravedodger

March 9, 2021 at 8:12 am

Posted in New Zealand

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  1. Barry Sopers article is pretty much my analysis of her when she first got elected.
    Her recent criticism of a South Auckland family could be the start of her undoing thou.


    March 9, 2021 at 12:51 pm

    • Hope so.


      March 9, 2021 at 2:05 pm

  2. Julia Gillard adopted a similar stance when she was Aussie PM. She avoided the press and would only appear at benign gatherings of students and guaranteed members of her personal fan club. It was the beginning of the end for her as she failed to comprehend that a major part of her job was getting out the message to a wide variety of audiences. Once she stopped performing this essential function, she was seen as vulnerable and eventually her predecessor Kevin Rudd staged a leadership challenge and she resigned as PM not long before the 2013 general election. Labor not surprisingly lost the election as the voters don’t like volatility and uncertainty (eerily similar to the Nats predicament in 2020).


    March 9, 2021 at 6:34 pm

  3. It has been said that Wonderwoman’s new advisor, on how to handle the press, the indomitable Wellington ex Labour TV Lawyer Linda Clark may have made a seriously contributory part in this decision to avoid being more embarrassed and you are incapable of giving an answer why go on any longer !

    Papa Mike

    March 11, 2021 at 7:35 am

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