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Smith gets gored in Gore

Last week Private Bin traversed to the deep bowels of Southland, to Gorrrrrre no less, to see how Nick Smith's sale job on the Emissions Trading Scheme was going.Now you'd expect our Climate Change Minister would have attracted a small but genteel crowd o

NBR staff
Mon, 19 Jul 2010

Last week Private Bin traversed to the deep bowels of Southland, to Gorrrrrre no less, to see how Nick Smith’s sale job on the Emissions Trading Scheme was going.

Now you’d expect our Climate Change Minister would have attracted a small but genteel crowd of tweed being in the heart of English country.

Private Bin was shocked to discover the car park overflowing with standing room only in the hall.

A crowd of 300 was baying for a stoush (for train spotters, 300 is 2% of Gore’s population).

Our forlorn Climate Change Minister manfully tried to run the PowerPoint road show but the catcalls, interjections and booing overwhelmed the three supporters Private Bin could spot.

Perhaps the worse move after sticking to the script was an attempted ‘exit stage left’ to the ‘next meeting’.

That just saw the audience explode in frustration. Exploding is probably the National Party’s hopes of eliciting donations in this heartland area.

Yet full marks to Nick Smith for at least having the guts to turning up, as well as having his fly done up, as opposed to a rather uncomfortable meeting he once ran in Nelson on ACC changes… when he was closer to hanging out.

NBR staff
Mon, 19 Jul 2010
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