Bugger. Alf has been scooped by his mate Whaleoil.
Not that he is complaining. Whaleoil has done a splendid job of spreading the awful news about the PM’s latest bit of howz-your-father in the foreign affairs domain.
Trouble is, Alf has been so busy trying to muster support among his party mates to stop this outrage that he hasn’t got around to alerting his constituents.
Not until now.
The full horror of what lies in store becomes all too clear from the post at Gotcha, which says:
The Herald reports (print only, Business Herald page 27) that traitor Key has ordered MFAT to begin preparations for a diplomatic campaign to back Helen Clark for UN Secretary General. The paper says the traitor Key is facing opposition from his cabinet colleagues but is determined to get Clark into the world’s top diplomatic job.
Whaleoil couldn’t believe this was true, so he checked with his mate Alf Grumble who has close links with the government, MFAT and the Wellington lobbying community – but Alf says it’s not only true but more advanced than the Herald knows.
So it has come to this – not only is the traitor Key content with keeping in place all Clark’s pet programmes (Working for Families, KiwiSaver, the Cullen Fund, interest-free student loans, the Employment Relations Act) he is now going to grant her her heart’s desire and try to make her head of the UN.
Does anyone in the Cabinet have the balls to stop him?
It is the duty of every loyal Kiwi to see this stopped.
This, of course, is pretty much what Alf has been saying to anyone who will listen.
Alas, Alf does not sit at the Cabinet table, a catastrophic consequence of the PM’s inexplicable failure to recognise his remarkable political and administrative skills and his enormous appetite for hard work.
Hence he is in no position to be the someone with balls – and the moral strength to put his career on the line – to try to stop this outrage.
Unlike Chris Carter, he has not resorted to sending anonymous letters to the news media to alert the public in a desperate bid to try to put things right.