Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Should we expect more from our politicians when it comes to the 'bedroom' or anywhere esle they chose to do their thing?

I am tempted to be a little risqué when I write this little offering. After all the details we have heard lately about the Len Browns affair and the righteous indignation about his lack of judgment and morals, one would think that it would all die a natural death.  Honestly, some of the comments are pukish in their aim. The holier than thou stance taken by some of these overzealous twats is enough to make me think  the collateral damage is much closer to home for him rather than having any real effect on society or Auckland City. I am not condoning Len’s actions or trying to lay the blame on the unfortunate ever so innocent recipient of his attention, but the resulting furore leaves me wondering if we are capable of reaching beyond the narrow confines of our restrictive thinking practices.
All this affair has done is to unleash a possible tit-for-tat response from those who have been labelled as immoral amongst other nasty names. One only needs to look beyond and within our shores to find similar examples of ‘leadership entanglements’ with sexual partners, some far more sinister and damaging to both parties.
Take the premiers and presidents of some of the larger nations of the world and fill in the dots; you get the picture, I am sure. The USA, Italy and France have all had their seedy leadership rompings, made very public in the not so very distant past. What would the paparazzi and other media feed on if it was not for the frenzy such actions provide.
The question remains as to how much these shenanigans affect the running of our nations. How wrong could things go if a high ranking official, responsible for nuclear ‘button pushing’ was in the throes of a passionate affair? The mind boggles at the possibilities.
Len hardly has his fingers on any button other than undoing his own, so therein we can observe the real victims of his actions. I suspect that each day, if not each hour is going to fill us in with yet more details. I am looking to the time when Len and the rest of us can get on with life. Enough already!

Now that the cat's out of the bag, lots of peple will be heading for the hills!

Yes, Len Brown has a great deal to answer for to his family and whether his partner will be able to ‘forgive’ and move on has yet to be seen. The real victims are not some ‘group of moralistic voters’ who claim that they cannot see a man who has transgressed in the manner Len has, as being a suitable Mayor for Auckland. They have very short memories; just look to Clinton for that.
One has a huge sense that there is much more to this whole sorry affair than has so far appeared on our media. We are now hearing reports that the lady involved in the sandwich is ‘regretting going public’ and only did so after she lost in her attempt to gain a position on a local ‘Board’ and after Palomino’s flailed attempt at the Mayoralty. That there has been a concerted attempt by parties linked to the National Party is also of concern. John Key has of course distanced himself from any involvement; even coming out as being supportive of the work Len has done for Auckland.
The orchestrated attempt by the right to discredit Len Brown will have its consequences; ones that they are stupid not to have seen coming. Now that the gloves are off, expect some fireworks aimed at them. This is the nature of politics; the nasty and dirty side. All ‘sectors’ of politics are capable of displaying this unseemly trait and it feels like people never take head from the lessons of history.
I do not know whether Len will survive, but I feel is obvious is that a ‘beast’ may have been unleashed, all in the name of individual’s ‘lust for power.’ The dust will settle and life will go on and nothing about human nature will have changed. The ‘moralists’ will feel vindicated and will sit around supping their gins and teas, waiting until the sword falls on one of their own, as it surely will.
Len, take time to be with your family then get on with the job that you were elected to do.