The NZ Herald’s Audrey Young has jolted Alf out of his summer torpor with an article that reminded him to pack his bags and get back to Wellington for the resumption of Parliament this week.
This jolt also reminded him of a great line written by the late Molly Ivins, an American columnist, when the politicians returned to duty in the Texas Legislature.
“Whee, here we go, the Lege is back in session! And many a village is missing its idiot.”
She could have written the same thing of New Zealand’s villages tomorrow, although in this case she would need to remind readers she was referring only to MPs from parties other than National.
Audrey Young should have borne this in mind before writing her introductory paragraph.
It has a distinct lean to Labour and to idiocy.