Short & Sweet

The New Zealand Herald - - Opinion -

On elec­tions

Trump him­self has ac­knowl­edged the power of “fear” in his mo­dus operandi. His frontal as­sault on the me­dia at the re­cent press con­fer­ence proves his own the­ory. He fears what he faces from a Democrat­dom­i­nated House as well he might. Larry Mitchell, Puhoi.

On Swney

Ra­dio NZ used com­ments from Alex Swney to ver­ify Sroubek’s tes­ti­mony. Are you se­ri­ous? Swney stole mil­lions from IRD and tar­geted ratepay­ers from a po­si­tion of trust. His com­ments are of zero use to any­one. Brent Mur­doch, Green­lane.

On jaunt

What a non­sense. Trevor Mal­lard and Gerry Brown­lee spend­ing $24,000 of tax­pay­ers’ money on a trip to Ja­pan to watch the rugby. The coun­try has many, many more de­serv­ing needs. Good on Act’s David Sey­mour for speak­ing out against it. Danna Glen­din­ing, Hamil­ton.

On hair

I would call Trump’s hair colour piebald. I won’t in­sult cats by call­ing it tor­toise­shell. Dawn Chote, Stan­more Bay.

On elec­tric cars

The lakes are re­ported low and a gas line in Taranaki is out of ac­tion. If we all had elec­tric cars what a drain that would be. Have the Greens got an eco­log­i­cally safe means of dis­pos­ing of the bat­ter­ies? D. Hamil­ton, Glen Eden.

On pop­u­lar­ity

The me­dia re­ported on Mike Hosk­ing a few days ago stat­ing a ma­jor­ity of his lis­ten­ers don’t like him. Don­ald Trump has had the same said about him since he be­came pres­i­dent. That’s be­cause they are both suc­cess­ful in what they do. John Cooper, Nar­row Neck.

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