No-one ever said democracy is perfect

From today’s NZ Herald:

“Well you won’t be getting my vote because I don’t think we need any Asians in Parliament,” the pharmacist shot back tartly.

Korean-born Ms Lee, a former journalist who has been in New Zealand for 21 years, asked brightly, “Why not?”

Mr Baird said he had his reasons. “They are very difficult people to deal with. They don’t spend any money. I don’t see that they bring any money into the country. Another problem is their English is very bad.

“You’re all right,” he told the candidate later. “You are almost 100 per cent. But, seriously, we find it difficult, particularly old people. We have Titus here to talk to them.”

Guess how he voted in the last election.

2 Responses to No-one ever said democracy is perfect

  1. Inventory2 says:

    Yes indeed Ele – a Winston man through and through. I hope that the good folk of Mt Albert take their pharmacy business elsewhere

  2. Colin Lucas says:

    As you probably have worked out I live in Mt ALbert which is ethnicly very diverse. For example at a local school there are about 38 languages spoken by the children. Haven’t these people noticed that?
    As it happens we have a pharmacy close by which we patronise. The pharmacist is a switched on chinese lady.
    In the past I have facietously described Mt Albert as a rotten borough. The examples of it’s voting population highlighted in these reports bring out the truth of the description.

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