I guess as one who doesn't vote it could be taken that I should not comment at all on politicians, or the other extreme that I have the freedom to comment on everyone as I have no allegiance. As the catalyst for this blog (as with many others, I'm seeing a theme here) was fashion I can say what I bloody well like. I mean it really is a worry when the best dressed person in Parliament used to be a man, and now she's gone who's going to carry the style flag.
Since I'm talking fashion and politics I'm obviously going to have to touch on the disaster that is Helen Clark. Please, PLEASE Helen go and hire Mrs Shipley's stylist. Now Jenny is of a slightly generous build but whenever you see her she always well put together, she has been given the rules and she follows them. Helen is of a moderate body size and shape and could actually wear anything well, but she doesn't. Just because you have a piece of paper that says this goes with that it doesn't mean you have style. It has to be worked at. If I was a fashion designer she would be number one on my list of banned clients as every garment she wears looks like it was just picked up off the bedroom floor. The yellow number, throw it away! I did my best to spill her cup of tea on it the last time she was on premise, will try harder next time. And the haircut, I'm sure her hairdressers must slash their wrists every time she is seen on TV. It's NOT THAT HARD to have and maintain a low maintenance hairdo.
However, back to the original subject of this post, Ms Bradford. Now Ms Bradford in my mind has always been a rather butch looking woman with the most hideous bleached and badly permed frizz on top, wearing clothes rescued from the St Vincent de Paul reject pile, and always screaming radical left wing socialist catch phrases. Don't get me wrong, society needs extremist's at both ends of the spectrum, right and left wing, to point out the issues so compromise can be reached, but that doesn't mean they have to do it without style.
I saw Ms Bradford on TV on Sunday bleating on with her usual overly emotive language about her little bill, but I almost didn't recognise her. She had a hairdo, in fact she had a DESIGNER hairdo with little flicky bits everywhere. Not only does she have a hairdo but she also has hair colour. Now that's not very Green of you is it Sue putting all those toxic chemicals into the environment. Your co leader doesn't do it. As well as hair colour she also had make up on. I could tell because the garish pink of her lips stood out, was hard to tell with the rest of her face, but I can assume that now it's obviously OK for all those animals to be sacrificed for the sake of cosmetics research. I have now just had a look at the Greens website, and OMG you're trying to tell me that image on there is Sue Bradford, all airbrushed and butter wouldn't melt looking. Sorry Sue but two words come to mind. Sold out!
I'm a fairly gullible person and always strive to believe the best in everyone but I'm going over to the other side on this one and agreeing with those around me. Sue Bradford's interest in the bill is all about Sue Bradford, and pushing the image and career of herself, she just lucked in on a topical issue to help propel the cult of self promotion. I wouldn't be surprised if she now counted Winston Peters as a close buddy.