Two out of four ain’t good

The four-A formula for repentance and redemption is simple: admit what you’ve done wrong, accept responsibility for it, apologise and make amends.

So far Meteria Turei has only got to the first A – she admitted she lied to get more in a benefit payment than she was entitled to.

She will get to the last A – she has changed her initial, I’ll pay the money back if I’m asked to of course I’ll pay it back.

But far from accepting responsibility for what she did, she cast blame and attempted to justify her lies. And rather than apologising , she’s using her past wrong-doing as a base for bad policy and to excuse others who defraud taxpayers.

Two Out of Three Ain’t Bad might have worked for Meatloaf but two out of four ain’t good enough for an MP, especially one with the ambition to be a Minister.

Her refusal to accept responsibility or apologise now, and the policies she’s espousing which will entrench benefit dependency are bigger issues than what she did or didn’t do in the past.



2 Responses to Two out of four ain’t good

  1. Andrei says:

    There you go again – most people who read this blog are not going to vote for Meteria Turei or the Greens in any case and here you are wasting your time telling us why we shouldn’t, preaching to the choir

    But you are not telling us why we should vote for National

    Where’s the vision, where’s the leadership?

  2. Andrei says:

    I grumped at you over this and now the woman is self destructing without National needing to be seen as being involved in her downfall

    There is a time to stand back and let the chips fall where they may and this is one of those times

    And surprisingly to me Bill English seems to have grasped this, when interviewed on TV last night he didn’t stick the knife in but looked almost statesmen like

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