Larry Summers looks like the wrong man for the World Bank – so what about our Don?

January 23, 2012

Alf today is launching a campaign to secure a new job for Don Brash, who – like all but one candidate in the ACT team – failed to win a seat in Parliament at the general election in November.

Don would be just the bloke to run the World Bank.

The job is up for grabs later this year.

President Barack Obama – according to a Bloomberg report spotted by your widely read member for Eketahuna North – may put his mark on the World Bank by nominating Lawrence Summers when Robert Zoellick’s term expires later this year.

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Our leaders are putting a safety spin on Bin Laden’s demise, but terrorists will be seeking revenge

May 3, 2011

It looks like the Government has found a way of saving public money – by sharing spin doctors with Labour.

The evidence for this is to be found in reactions to news that Osama Bin Laden had been bumped off by the Yanks and tossed into the ocean.

A press release from the Labour Party, in the names of Phil Goff and Maryan Street, welcomed confirmation from US President Barack Obama that American forces have killed the terrorist Osama bin Laden during a raid in Pakistan.

“The world is a better and safer place now Osama bin Laden is gone,” said Phil Goff.

“Osama bin Laden is the mastermind behind numerous terrorist attacks carried out around the world. He is responsible for the deaths of thousands of innocent people. He founded the jihadist terrorist organisation al-Qaeda and has committed his life to spreading its deadly tentacles across the globe. His death will be a major blow to that organisation and that is something that we should welcome.”

Alf went to the Beehive website to find what The Boss had said on the matter.

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