it all started with patsy questions to annette king on health..worthy , but snoozy..
brash then hopped up, attempting to exude as much gravitas as possible; flanked by a smirking brownlee and an equally smirking lockwood smith..
brash gave it his best shot..all about sunday-star-times and conversations with editors..clark easily bats it away..
clark flanked by a cullen with his forefinger firmly planted over his lips, ducked and weaved with ease..
hide had a go too, but no ggo, really..
now we are back into health..once again worthy but snoozy..
god..patsy questions are boring…king is certainly competent though in batting away nationals and others having a go at her..
now we’re on sex-change ops..much sniggering all around..it’s like a bloody boarding school common room…
now we’ve got peters trying to wind up clark over the iraqi minister/diplomat…
peters claims clark has got the wrong person..and is getting quite frothy..
clark bats away with ease..
peters has now named the former iraqi minister…
clark says she will follow this up..
peters is now banging the terrorism drum…
clark points out that peters is a member of the security commission and knows full well what is being done to counter terrorism..
peters is losing it now..and has launched into a general attack on swain and overstayers..
peters is throwing a right nancy..and losing it in the process..
paul swain now asks about any other iraqi officials/military officers getting refugee status
clark dosent know..
mallard gets a patsy..swipes at key..
key has a go back at mallard..and appears to trump him over a statment from bollard..
hide is going at clark again over doone..fails
brash has another go at clark over sst and doone..fails
turia and turei have a go at hodgson over transit nz holding land..land confiscation is mentioned..
hodgson easily bats it away..
brash again to clark over doone..( i don’t know about anyone else but this issue bores me rigid)..
clark 2 brash 0
burton gets all excited over his arms spendup..
brownlee is on his feet..mumbling on..everyone ignores him..he sits down again..another stunning turn from the brownlee..
locke to burton…re frigates chewing up 30% of defence budget..why not scrap them and use the money to rebuild defence force..(good question)
(“green” lateral thinking in action, whoar!)
burton says he dosen’t have the figures.(.locke should follow up on this one)..
dunne and mahary are slapping at each other with wet tissues..yawn..
(interesting how ideological opposites dunne and tanczos have the most interesting hair)
kedgley to king on staph at well hosp..why did hosp fail to inform parents of babies of staph infection and death..?
why was minister not informed of staph ioutbreak six months ago..
king says this is daily practice..(control of infections/staph)
kedgley repeats why did hosp keep it under wraps for six months?
king repeats answer..
kedgley and king repeat..again..
brash and hide at clark re doone and reporters notes..
brownlee and smith no longer smirking..once again their leader goes off like a damp squib..
thus ends questiontime..