And today’s excuse is…

Inventory 2 has a guessing game over at Keeping Stock where he’s asking for suggestions for the diversionary tactics which Labour might employ to divert attention from Owen Glenn’s appearance before the privileges committee.

That inspired me to start another: what will today’s excuses be?

We’ve already had variations on: I didn’t know, I took his word, there was a conflict of evidence, we had a staff change, no-one told me, no-one asked me, it was nothing to do with me, it’s a media beat-up, it’s the vast right wing conspiracy at work and you’re picking on me. We’ve also had doubts cast on Glenn’s intelligence and character.

So what will it be today?

Imaginary chocolate fish will be awarded for the most creative, the most realistic and the most amusing suggestions. As for truth – if anyone came up with that I’m not sure we’d recognise it.

16 Responses to And today’s excuse is…

  1. Inventory2 says:

    My dog ate my computer

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  2. adamsmith1922 says:

    Winston on radio today said:-

    We took legal advice on what to put in the returns

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  3. rayinnz says:

    Owing toWorld financial instability we are calling an early election

    Or I wasn’t here when that happened
    etc etc

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  4. homepaddock says:

    I wonder if I2’s dog had taken note of the legal advice Adam mentions and financial instability Ray notes beofre it ate the computer?

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  5. pm of nz says:

    I have constantly had that assurance…

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  6. pdm says:

    inv2 says: `my dog ate my computer’!!

    That may be true because about four years ago our dog, then a pup, chewed on my laptop keys – 130 odd dollars and a couple of weeks later it was fixed.

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  7. showmethetaxcut says:

    Either WP took his own advice or NZ First’s lawyers are idiots.

    Back to the issue:

    lalalalalalalala (said with hands over ears to block out the media questions.

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  8. homepaddock says:

    SMTTC: that reminds me of the adage that a lawyer who represents himself has a fool for a client.

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  9. Ed Snack says:

    Space aliens forced me to do it ! The grays are not good, I don’t want to tell you where they put their probes, but it is about the same place I get all my explanations from.

    Or: Cosmic rays
    Or: My other car is also a bauble
    Or: Some rogue crustacean scampi’d away with my notes
    Or: By Hoki, we’d better not go there !

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  10. Mike Wills says:

    I was ill at the time, something to do with the scampi I had eaten

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  11. Inventory2 says:

    Peter Simunovich ate my dog – after the dog ate the computer!! (And it was a BIG dog!)

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  12. Buggerlugs says:

    I am a hard working and conscientious Minister and thus had no time to prepare my return as I was too busy wiretapping Clark’s phones for dirt to maintain the lifestyle to which I have become accustomed blah blah blah ad infinitum…

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  13. macdoctor01 says:

    I was just wondering exactly how Winston could take legal advice about a payment from a trust that nobody knew existed?

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  14. mawm says:

    The surprise is not going to come from labour – but from Owen Glenn.

    “I made a big mistake and Winnie is correct! Here is all the documentation, provided by Mike Williams last week when he was on my boat, to prove it. Look here are the emails (supplied by Mike, what a helpful chap he is) from Winnie’s lawyer requesting the money. And by the way I’m still in line for the Consul-General job (so that lovely Mike says)”.

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  15. homepaddock says:

    By hoki – these aren’t the excuses of amateurs. They’re so good you could be members of Labour or NZ First.

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  16. […] wouldn’t she sack him? Yesterday’s contest to find excuses  prompted so much creative thinking I feel duty bound to find an outlet for those good ideas again […]

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