Politics a necessary evil? And politicians as bad as each other
As editor of your South Waikato News I think it’s about time I had an opinion on a few things.
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7pm. Putaruru Plaza. Admission $3. Contact Lorraine Gydie 8838577. Theatre, Putaruru, 6pm. $40 includes 3 course meal and entertainment also 3 lucky ladies and 1 male will receive a free makeover. Tickets at Heslop Pharmacy and BNZ Putaruru.
Putaruru District Services Memorial Club, Sat:9am-5pm, Sun:9am-4pm. Joining with the Farmers Market outside the old RSA, Chambers St. Free admission. All ages. Ngatira Marae. To register call Jean Tawhi on 07 323 8515. If it weren’t for people, politics would be perfect.
The exhausting Dirty Politics saga has certainly cemented that belief in my young mind.
Without even going into the content of the book, my heart sinks when I realise that one of either John Key or David Cunliffe appears to be not telling the full story about Labour having knowledge of the book prior to its release.
Bearing in mind that they work for us, in what world would an employer tolerate such deception from a worker?
I know the saying ‘‘never trust a politician’’ but what sort of an excuse is that? I don’t know about you but I can’t help but be unenthused about hitting the polling booths on September 20.
I think I understand why this country has such a low voter turnout – ‘‘ think’’ being the important word there.
Perhaps it is not that people are uneducated that makes them uninterested as most avid voters would argue – perhaps it is in fact their emotional intellect that turns them off picking the best of a bad bunch.
I remember dreaming of one day becoming the prime minister. I believe it may have even been the country’s first female prime minister Jenny Shipley who ignited that ambition.
But that was quickly snuffed out.
I realised that the very reason I wanted to head in to politics – to stand up for the truth – is the very reason I wouldn’t be able to do it.
I know New Zealand’s voting system is supposed to be based on electing a party based on its policies, not the people who lead them.
But how is it possible to ignore the fact that those people have the power to alter, delete or invent new policies that contradict what you thought the party stood for, all in the name of raking in a few more votes?
But I know we need politics – just don’t be surprised to see me saunter down to a booth with a rather unenthused look on my face.
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