Monday, October 3, 2011

Carving Up The Mad Butcher

I'll never chew on
your sausage again!
Never thought I’d see the day when people started to bag The Mad Butcher!
Sir Peter Leitch (knighted in 2010 for services to philanthropy and sport) was accused last week of "sucking up to (Prime Minister) John Key big time” by Labour MP Darien Fenton.
Ms Fenton, who called Sir Peter a "sycophant" and said she’d never shop in one of his stores again, has since apologised. (Ahhhhh, but there may also be a degree of ‘sour grapes’ there, as Fenton lost to Key in the Helensville seat at the 2008 election.)
Sir Peter: "I honestly don't know what to say - and it's not often that I'm lost for words. I'm absolutely gutted." Sir Peter said he supported Helen Clark when Labour was in power and took her to Warriors matches: "The National Party never complained."
sad butcher...?
Most Labour MPs including leader Phil Goff distanced themselves from Ms Fenton's outburst, calling it unwise. But she’s now been joined by Labour list MP Louisa Wall: "We would’ve assumed Sir Peter was a working-class champion. If you look at what the National Government has done, it has taken workers' rights backwards."
Pathetic! Trying to twist Sir Peter’s public support of John Key, and offering him a seat at the Warriors NRL grand final, into some sort of ‘dumping on the working class’ argument!
Sir Peter said it was unfair she was taking her frustrations out on the 37 Mad Butcher stores (which he sold in 2007, but still promotes): on Facebook, Fenton suggested a boycott of the chain.
Ok, so the General Election’s only weeks away and all MPs want recall on Polling Day…but to be remembered as the arse who dumped on a revered national icon is not recommended. We know Labour doesn’t have a shit-show of regaining power this time round, but these two MPs surely have bigger issues to focus on, than a generous sports-mad ex-butcher who offers to take another guy to a league game!

1 comment:

Mad Bush Farm said...

The term for jealous MP is...VILLAGE IDIOT....