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Top tweets about Laila Harre as Leader of the Internet Party

This is a selection of interesting and insightful tweets responding to breaking news about Laila Harre being the new Internet Party Leader. As usual, the most recent tweets are first. Will be updated.
 

Laila Harré ‏@lailaharre 

This is going to be awesome!

 

Chris Keall ‏@ChrisKeall 

Was wondering about Harre's appeal to digital yoof, but her pledge to wipe student fees makes it pretty obvious

 

NZ Question Time ‏@Alt_NZQT 

Laila Harré looking vaguely like Claire Underwood.

 

Toby Manhire ‏@toby_etc 

Bit disappointed Laila H didn't appear wearing a black jersey with a zip.

 

Bryce Edwards ‏@bryce_edwards 

Harre's new look: pic.twitter.com/B5LAzNBOtF

 

Bryce Edwards ‏@bryce_edwards 

Laila Harre (new Commander Captain of the Internet Party Enterprise):pic.twitter.com/mRHN2jgPSd

Marcus Cook ‏@MarcusDCook 

@bryce_edwards There's a joke about another planet in there somewhere.

 

Kim Baker Wilson ‏@kimbakerwilson 

Harre says they're going to change the government. Dotcom smiles the most I've seen him ever smile.

 

Guy Williams ‏@guywilliamsguy 

The Internet party just worked Nelson Mandela into their speech. God have mercy.

 

Guy Williams ‏@guywilliamsguy 

The internet party knows what the internet generation is into... flowers and ballons!pic.twitter.com/1DVhtR4DRV

 

Laura McQuillan ‏@mcquillanatorz 

Laila Harre's haircut looks good as

 

Kim Baker Wilson ‏@kimbakerwilson 

Harre says has unfinished business. Does not have Kill Bill swords.

 

Bryce Edwards ‏@bryce_edwards 

Laila Harre's new Internet Party makeover makes her look like the futuristic commander from Star Trek

thecoff ‏@Hasselcoff 

@bryce_edwards Yet her politics are early 20th century

 

Warwick Rasmussen ‏@beanbiz 

Damn, I was hoping she would be wearing KDC's LED suit. #fizzer

 

Damian Christie ‏@damianchristie 

Maybe it's the heels, maybe it's nerves, but Laila Harre is shaking like a leaf as she delivers her speech. pic.twitter.com/Qih3GK1uVP

 

Brook Sabin ‏@BrookSabin 

The new face of the Internet Party pic.twitter.com/9o4qAKYHaI

James Macbeth Dann ‏@edmuzik 

She does kind of look like she's been sent from the future to save us @BrookSabin: The new face of the Internet Party pic.twitter.com/9ZCs6GodzZ

 

Damian Christie ‏@damianchristie 

Maybe it's the heels, maybe it's nerves, but Laila Harre is shaking like a leaf as she delivers her speech. pic.twitter.com/Qih3GK1uVP

 

Kim Baker Wilson ‏@kimbakerwilson 

Surprise! pic.twitter.com/ftqsbk4yeE

 

Chris Keall ‏@ChrisKeall 

"Clearly you're all very surprised" pic.twitter.com/tP4TqldAnv

Rob Hosking ‏@robhosking 

@ChrisKeall *waves*. Ask her why she didn't return my calls yesterday......

 

Michael Parkin ‏@Michael_Parkin 

Internet party makeover for leader pic.twitter.com/FKOsQNpmZP

 

Michael Parkin ‏@Michael_Parkin 

Fist bump pic.twitter.com/2qxFGkXW2j

 

Internet Party ‏@InternetPartyNZ 

.@lailaharre is a Former Minister of Women’s Affairs, and among other achievements, she is responsible for bringing in paid parental leave.

 

Guy Williams ‏@guywilliamsguy 

Kim dot Com is telling a sad story about when his Bentleys got stolen by the police. Not a dry eye in the house! #takebackprivacy

 

Guy Williams ‏@guywilliamsguy 

I'm at the internet party launch. Even more boring than I feared just some old guy talking about technology

 

Guy Williams ‏@guywilliamsguy 

I'm just going to come out and say it guys... the 'internet party' sounds like a party for nerds. Truth to power.

 

James Cardno ‏@jamescardno 

Holding a political press conference at the same time as #NZQT is either genius or foolishness. Not quite sure which.

 

Internet Party ‏@InternetPartyNZ 

We are pleased and delighted to welcome the #InternetPartyLeader - @lailaharre. Please RT and #FollowTheLeader #InternetParty #InternetMana

 

Internet Party ‏@InternetPartyNZ 

#InternetPartyLeader in the purple room practicing their speech… Announcement at 2pm

 

Philip Matthews ‏@secondzeit 

My guess is it's Prince. "Awaiting the announcement of the leader of the Internet Party at Auckland's Langham Hotel." pic.twitter.com/rUxUm4r8Xl

Toby Manhire ‏@toby_etc 

@secondzeit Prince Harre

 

Toby Manhire ‏@toby_etc 

Internet Mana people, where is the livestream of the big reveal? Surely there is one?

 

Michael Parkin ‏@Michael_Parkin 

The setup for the @InternetPartyNZ leadership reveal. #purpleaspic.twitter.com/B6aZRbwxux

 

Kim Baker Wilson ‏@kimbakerwilson 

Spelling mistake on the Internet Party's invite. Immediate caution.

 

T-Bone ‏@thmslcn 

I hope Laila Harré runs in Auckland Central, my poorly thought out and hugely misogynistic "battle of the babes" narrative demands it.

 

The Egonomist ‏@TheEgonomist 

Ok but who's gonna be the #InternetPartyDeputyLeader? Harré's google glass?

 

Danyl Mclauchlan ‏@danylmc 

#2PM Introducing the new leader of the Internet Party: Nandor Tanczos!

 

Rob Hosking ‏@robhosking 

Today is 'Yeah We Knew That' Thursday.Govt just announced @matuashane as Pacific Ambassador: this arvo IMP to announce @lailaharre as leader

 

Chris Keall @ChrisKeall

Interviewing the Internet Party's new leader around 3pm. Non-obvious questions welcome

 

Toby Manhire ‏@toby_etc 

Kim Dotcom said to be "hugely excited" about unveiling today of new Internet Party leader, Lana Del Rey.

 

Elbee ‏@Whoopdeedoo78 

@NzMorningReport Jim andertons "silent and dignified response" about Laila Harre was pretty noisy don't you think?

 

Lew @LewSOS

"I'm going to give Laila the dignity of my silence" says Jim Anderton, who proceeds to not do so.

 

Bounder ‏@DawgBelly 

Laila Harre is so on form at the moment, I expect National will start burping out communist Albanian socialist insults at the double...

 

Chris Keall ‏@ChrisKeall 

Key has limited scope to criticise Laila Harre, given Nats embraced Alliance's 2 main initiatives: extended paid parental leave + KiwiBank

 

Rich d'Rich ‏@rich_d_rich 

Laila Harre is younger than all the current party leaders except Metiria & Russel. Just saying.

 

HarveySpectre ‏@HarveySpectre_ 

So tech savvy, 20-something males will vote for a top 4 of Hone Harawira, Laila Harre, Annette Sykes, and John Minto. Ok.

 

Laura McQuillan ‏@mcquillanatorz 

Laila Harre first entered Parliament in 1996. Incidentally, people born that year will be able to vote for the first time this year.

 

Laura McQuillan ‏@mcquillanatorz 

And I'm sure knowing the Internet Party leader was first an MP in the year of their birth will be a voter drawcard #rtpt

 

brent simpson ‏@simp 

Um ... so the new leader of the Internet Party @lailaharre has made like 27 tweets. Has she really got the quals for this?

 

Andrew Robertson ‏@Unimatrix_0 

Interesting conflict. I bet people who wouldn't consider voting for Mana or the Internet Party *would* consider voting for Laila Harre.

 

Morgan Godfery ‏@MorganGodfery 

The Alliance is back with a venegence: McCarten, Harre and (potentially) Jackson. This is weird.

 

Lew ‏@LewSOS 

Seriously tho, what does it say about the NZ left that the old guard is being hauled out of retirement, while the right is appointing yoofs?

 

Toby Manhire ‏@toby_etc 

Harré Houdini.

 

michael fletcher ‏@fletchermj 

Which paper will be first with "Harrewira"?

 

Paora Ropata ‏@kiaora4that 

But Laila Harre wont take with her the same politics that she had when she was in the Alliance, will she?

 

Right Wing Fat Cat ‏@rightwingfatcat 

Mana has absolutely pulled a fast one on the #Internetparty ! Gets all thier funding, dominates the list & have installed a plant as leader!

 

Right Wing Fat Cat ‏@rightwingfatcat 

Internet party supporters have been sold a pup! Laila Harre has more in common with#mana & the greens than #Internetparty supporters #nzpol

 

Ricardo Simich ‏@RicardoSimich 

The Alliance Party is back! #lailaharre

 

jo ‏@jofromgreylynn 

TV1 Laila Harre leading the IP is good for the left

Tv3 Laila Harre leading the IP will fracture the left

Lol political commentators

 

StoogetalkZB ‏@mattedwords 

i'm betting the Greens are wishing that Dotcom had been extradicted about now.

 

David Farrar ‏@dpfdpf 

Internet Party also announcing tomorrow that their campaign manager will be Simon Lusk.

 

Michael Wood ‏@michaelwoodnz 

I can only wish a quality person like Laila all the best, but oh for an election year where the focus is on policy, not gimmicks and deals.

 

Danyl Mclauchlan ‏@danylmc 

Weird how Harre and McCarten are now players in the 2014 election#ThePastIsntEvenThePast

 

Toby Manhire ‏@toby_etc 

If it is Laila Harre, bit rude of @KimDotcom not to be following her on Twitter. (The Internet Party and Vikram Kumar both are)

 

Barry Soper ‏@barrysoper 

No wonder Hone was happy with the Internet's choice of a leader. But he'd do well to remember Laila Haare's her own woman, ask Jim Anderton!

 

CherylBernstein ‏@CherylBernstein 

Laila Harre! Crikey. That's a great coup for them.

 

Dave Guerin ‏@daveguerin 

Laila Harre doesn't say "Internet" to me, but she might get more votes for a very left-wing party than Mana's existing candidates

 

James Cardno ‏@jamescardno 

I'd love to know what Harre feels she can get advancing leftist causes via Mana/IP that she felt she couldn't achieve with the Greens

 

Felix Marwick ‏@felixmarwick 

Peters calling Harre appointment "match fixing". Turei doesn't see it as a threat to the Greens.

 

Chris Finlayson ‏@chrisfinlayson 

Laila Harre’s loan from Greens to Mana-Internet Party a sign that planning for Lab-Grn-NZF-Mana-Internet coalition is well advanced?

 

Chris Finlayson ‏@chrisfinlayson 

If Metiria Turei doesn’t back down, that means 5 deputy PMs for David Cunliffe. Six if he can’t convince caucus to bypass @grantrobertson1

 

Felix Marwick ‏@felixmarwick 

It'd fair to say the potential return of Laila Harre to central gov't politics has evoked a mixed response from MPs

Felix Marwick ‏@felixmarwick 

gov't minister's fairly scathing #ttrttpt

 

Hamish Price ‏@hamishpricenz 

What were the principles that caused @suebr to quit Mana, but @lailaharre to join the@internetpartynz?

 

Hayden Donnell ‏@HaydenDonnell 

Lails Harre is a pretty good choice for leader judging by the edge of panic in the dismissive tweets from ring wing commentators.

 

Warwick Rasmussen ‏@beanbiz 

So will Jim Anderton be kinda like an Internet-Mana Obi-Wan Kenobi now?

 

David Farrar ‏@dpfdpf 

And on Friday it will be announced that Rajen Prasad is the new female co-leader of the Maori Party.

 

David Farrar ‏@dpfdpf 

If Laila can be the Leader of the Internet Party as she has used the Internet, I think I should be the Leader of the Greens as I eat them

 

Sharon Murphy ‏@hebehu 

Laila Harre is the Internet Party leader so the Greens are done for so National wins?? Twitter shd be renamed Shrieker.

 

Philip Matthews ‏@secondzeit 

Every waka jumper and MMP rorter ever is having a crack at the Harre-Dotcom alliance.

 

Belinda McCammon ‏@BelMcCammon 

I've said it before, i'll say it again, this election year couldn't get more weird. And the campaigns haven't officially started yet.

 

Gareth Richards ‏@garethmr 

Surprised Dotcom didn't draft Ahmed Zaoui as Leader. That guy knows how to get anti-extradition results #nzpol

 

Cactus Kate ‏@CactusKate2 

Hone, Harre, Sykes and Minto - can John Key be having a better month than this one?

 

John Drinnan ‏@Zagzigger 

Will Harre be paid by Dotcom?

 

Tim Watkin ‏@Tim_Watkin 

The @alliancenz alma mater are reborn across the left parties - McCarten, Hehir, now Harre.

Rob Hosking ‏@robhosking 

@Tim_Watkin @alliancenz If you look at it as the old Auckland Central late 80s in-fighters, include Prebble and Street.

 

George Darroch ‏@mrdarroch 

Laila bailed on the Greens a few months ago to work for the unions. They won't be happy.

 

Oliver Woods ‏@oiwoods 

Fantastic news to hear Laila Harré will be leader of the @InternetPartyNZ: great leader with impeccable credentials.

 

Colvin ‏@Covlin 

Remember that it was Laila Harré who fought hard to squeeze 12 weeks paid parental leave out of Helen Clark's Labour government.

 

Coley Tangerina ‏@ColeyTangerina 

Laila has done great things in progressive politics. I hope getting behind a millionaire who donated to John Banks isn't part of her legacy.

Lew ‏@LewSOS 

@ColeyTangerina I think the point is she's getting in front of him. He might be the founder, but she's going to be the boss.

 

Danyl Mclauchlan ‏@danylmc 

Weird how Harre and McCarten are now players in the 2014 election#ThePastIsntEvenThePast

  

CarrieStoddart-Smith ‏@Ellipsister 

Dotcom has played politics well. LH is a gr8 choice. Still, IP founder has a clear agenda, only part of which is to depose JK. #extradition

  

Max Johns ‏@MxDEJ 

Quite fitting that the internet has scooped the @InternetPartyNZ's big announcement.#InternetPartyLeader #lailaharre

  

David Farrar ‏@dpfdpf 

Laila Harre as Internet Party leader. Can;t see them picking up many votes off National. Greens may be a bit worried though.

 

Trendsmap NZ ‏@TrendsNZ 

'laila' & 'harre' are now trending in New Zealand http://trendsmap.com/nz 

 

Joshua Hitchcock ‏@jcphitchcock 

Was really expecting someone with, you know, experience and knowledge in the tech sector.

 

Gareth Richards ‏@garethmr 

Laila Harre joins the Aotearoa Legalise Copyright Infringement Party #nzpol

 

Nick Cross ‏@NW_Cross 

So the left is assembling a team of washed up 1990's egos to contest the election. Lets be kind and call them the 'Social Justice League'

 

Carys Goodwin ‏@cgoodwin23 

I'm glad it's an experienced politico and not some misc businessman with a fibre fetish leading the Internet Party. #policytime

 

Coley Tangerina ‏@ColeyTangerina 

You can't put Sue Bradford Lite at the head of a Party & make people forget the founder is a neo-liberal DJ version of Mr Burns.

 

Lew ‏@LewSOS 

The important question about #Internana now is: who's the baddest motherfucker in the room: Kim Dotcom, Hone Harawira, or Laila Harré?

 

Andrew Chen ‏@bobsalive 

So... Green Internet Mana Party (GIMP) alliance?

 

Cactus Kate ‏@CactusKate2 

Laila Harre under the command and control of the millionaire German convicted fraudster. The left just gets funnier every day.

Lew ‏@LewSOS 

@CactusKate2 Nah. Someone with her background, networks and bank of isn't controllable. She can walk whenever she feels like it.

 

Tim Watkin ‏@Tim_Watkin 

If @lailaharre is it, it gives immense cred to the project. She ain't nobody's puppet.

 

Morgan Godfery ‏@MorganGodfery 

With Laila Harre leading the Internet Party it gets a lot harder to argue that the parties don't have common ground, are odd bedfellows, etc

 

Edward Bowie ‏@edbowie 

Laila Harre is great but the whole stitch up undermines the concept of the Maori seats and marks the beginning of the end of their existence

 

GCSB Intercepts ‏@GCSBIntercepts 

"  Why, why, why the Laila?  "

 

Idiot/Savant ‏@norightturnnz 

Wow, Laila harre. Really? I bet Sue Bradford is feeling a little stupid now.

 

Christopher Bishop ‏@cjsbishop 

In 2002 the Alliance was beaten by the Outdoor Recreation Party #facts

 

Bryce Edwards ‏@bryce_edwards 

The Greens really let that possible candidate slip through their fingers.

 

Bryce Edwards ‏@bryce_edwards 

The Greens will be absolutely livid about Laila Harre as Internet Party leader. This will be very damaging for their party vote.

Thomas Beagle ‏@thomasbeagle 

@bryce_edwards Why would anyone care? She's hardly famous or a household name.

Danyl Mclauchlan ‏@danylmc 

@thomasbeagle @bryce_edwards She's pretty formidable. OTOH, Matt McCarten was supposed to have saved the election for Labour.

Thomas Beagle ‏@thomasbeagle 

@danylmc @bryce_edwards I'd have thought they'd have gone for someone with name recognition... if they could recruit them, of course.

Danyl Mclauchlan ‏@danylmc 

@thomasbeagle @bryce_edwards Leila has the skillset of a successful politician, which is far more rare/valuable than name recognition.

 

Martyn Bradbury ‏@CitizenBomber 

So if Internet MANA Party works the way we hope it will, Hone, Laila, Annette and Minto will be in power - where's all that left angst now?

 

Toby Manhire ‏@toby_etc 

If it is Laila Harre, bit rude of @KimDotcom not to be following her on Twitter. (The Internet Party and Vikram Kumar both are)

 

Liam Kernaghan ‏@liamkernaghan 

Laila Harre? This story just gets more bizarre as the days go along

 

Patrick Leyland ‏@ProgressReport 

I guess Hone and Kim will be hoping Laila does better than she did against Lynne Pillay.#nzpol

 

Tova O'Brien ‏@TovaOBrien 

Laila Harre a great get for the Internet Party but is she still a Green Party member?

 

Lew ‏@LewSOS 

Wow. Laila Harre. Epic.

 

Bryce Edwards ‏@bryce_edwards 

I wonder what portfolio Laila Harre would be after in Cabinet this time.

Rob Hosking ‏@robhosking 

@bryce_edwards Minister of All the Parties.

 

Chris Bramwell ‏@rnzgallerychris 

Quelle surprise! Laila's cellphone goes straight to voice mail

 

Tova O'Brien ‏@TovaOBrien 

3 News understands Laila Harre to lead Internet Party - her fifth political party

 

Toby Manhire ‏@toby_etc 

@ChrisKeall What did she say when you asked her for comment?

Rob Hosking ‏@robhosking 

@toby_etc @ChrisKeall I left messages asking, Why why why, dear Laila?

 

Danyl Mclauchlan ‏@danylmc 

Nobody refer to Leila as a 'game-changer'. That'll preclude her from having any impact whatsoever.

Philip Matthews ‏@secondzeit 

@danylmc circuit breaker.

 

Bryce Edwards ‏@bryce_edwards 

Laila Harre is an inspired choice for Internet Party Leader - @lailaharre

 

Philip Matthews ‏@secondzeit 

Always been a big Laila Harre fan.

 

Chris Keall ‏@ChrisKeall 

Former Alliance leader Laila Harre to head Internet Party — source (PAID)http://www.nbr.co.nz/article/former-mp-lead-internet-party-rh-p-156833 …

 

Comments and questions
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Here comes Sir Owen Glenn to outbid Dotcom and restore balance to the force....he senses a great disturbance....

I know Laila as a very competent gracious and helpful person - hopefully we get some honesty - common sense and intelligence back in the political desert of NZ