“…And then there was the strange case of National’s Gerry Brownleee, now Transport Minister -
- and the Greens’ Julie Anne Genter – a fresh-faced newcomer with responsibilities for transport policy.
Genter’s questions – delivered with the earnestness and gesticulations of a university debater – focus heavily on the supposedly pending apocalypse of oil shortages and spiralling petrol prices which according to the Greens -
- make National’s expensive road-building programme redundant and wasteful.
Brownlee, who exhibits the demeanour of a Gulliver having his heel pricked by some Lilliputian in the faraway backbenches – promptly develops an instant amnesia for what might happen in the future and waves Genter’s dire warnings aside like a doctor saying there is nothing to worry about.
She in turn suffers a similarly fast-acting amnesia to the contents of his reply and presses on with another pre-prepared Armageddon-beckoning question.
This talking past each other continues until Gentner mercifully runs out of questions…”
(ed:..another green..browning(?) did the same thing the other day…the greens need to learn more how to think on their feet…
..and to pre-prepare to adapt/change their follow-up questions..
..to take into account the answer/s already received…
..if they need a masterclass in this..they should watch old footage of cunnliffe in full cross-examination flight..
..he is very good at that..which is why the right hate him so much..they are scared of him…
..and labour are fools if they do not call on/use his talents @ questiontime in parliament..
..’cos at the mo’…those they are using..are in the main..not ‘cutting the mustard’..as they say…
..at the moment norman from the greens is fufilling that role of opposition-leader..)
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