I’m a rather boring political blogger. I like to look at the evidence, see if it supports the political spin, and comment accordingly.
I’ll never be able to write satire like Danyl and Scott. But someone in the Green Party has enormous talent and can write satire. Whoever it was who submitted this satirical piece to the Sunday Star-Times, and convinced the editorial staff that it was actually written by the Mayor of Whanganui – well done!
Dear Lord, has New Zealand got rocks in its collective head? This can be the only sane conclusion after the government’s gratuitous backdown last week on granting prospecting licences on what is known as “Schedule 4” land.
Apparently Schedule 4 land is really pretty. Mostly inaccessible, but really pretty. Lots of ferns and fantails and stuff. Even snails. But it’s more than pretty, it’s magic.
It must be, for it has the unique ability to turn normally rational commentators and politicians into gibbering fools. So much so that, last week, one increasingly tabloid paper stamped the words “Saved!” across photos of the various sites.
Whoever you are, Micael, you are the ultimate satirist – taking the piss out of your alter ego, and putting the final nail in the coffin of those who want to destroy our natural heritage forever for 30 pieces of silver.
Go Micael Lhaws – the Green Party’s very own Secret Agent Man: