McCarten resurfaces

Matt McCarten has resurfaced as a panelist on Q+A.

He said he took responsibility for the Labour intern scheme being ‘too successful’ and decided it was best to be silent and invisible – when you get in a hole it’s “best to stop digging”.

He said that he is not involved with any party or any campaign.

Except that on the panel discussion on Ohariu and on Steven Joyce he came across as what he is, a strongly opinionated political activist.

And on the final panel discussion. And he kept interrupting, and rubbising just about anything Michelle Boag said (she’s fairly partisan leaning too but at least she’s informed and polite).

Unfairly or not, it has been observed that McCarten stutters more when he’s bullshitting – he was stuttering quite a lot.

 

16 Comments

  1. Gezza

     /  August 13, 2017

    I wondered what on earth they brought him on to the panel for. About as useful a political analyst and strategist as Donald Duck. Tbh, I’d prefer it if they brought the Topp Twins’ Ken & Ken on instead – to give the rural perspective.

  2. Jay3

     /  August 13, 2017

    The last time McCarten was on the Q+A he taiked over the top of Jennifer Curtin and Fran O’Sullivan throughout the discussion. He is still doing it. Seems to have a problem with women who have opinions.

  3. Blazer

     /  August 13, 2017

    nice of Boag to be campaigning for the Labour party….mad chook jinxed English last time….looking good …again.

    • Pete Kane

       /  August 13, 2017

      Don’t tarnish poultry B – there’s enough of that.

  4. duperez

     /  August 13, 2017

    A good exercise working out the ranking order for Boag’s qualities:
    fairly partisan leaning, informed, polite? Should we list the other attributes too to get the full picture?

    Do I hear the words “nasty, vindictive and rancorous” as suggestions for being added to the list??

    • Pete Kane

       /  August 13, 2017

      One time I don’t mind listening to Cam Slater – legendary repugnance.

      • Pete Kane

         /  August 13, 2017

        • Pete Kane

           /  August 13, 2017

          All three are strangers to the truth. Both McCarten and Boag have no shame. I guess that’s why they are still around.

    • I was referring to her performance today on Q+A. Both Boag and McCarten have very varied histories.

  5. I seriously doubt Boag’s claims on water related cost of production.

    • Pete Kane

       /  August 13, 2017

      It’s going to be very interesting to see how this ‘water angle’ plays out during the campaign Pete. Can Bill make it a ‘show me the money’ moment(s)?

      • Gezza

         /  August 13, 2017

        No doubt about that PK. It’s been a “show me the money” moment for National from the hour of its announcement.

    • Gezza

       /  August 13, 2017

      😬 She got very exciteable, didn’t she?
      Jack Tame: Michelle & Matt, we’re gonna stop there. We’re going down a rabbit hole.
      Quote of the programme?

  6. duperez

     /  August 13, 2017

    When some woman is on tv referring to her notes to tell us that each apple under a Labour Government is going to cost $2.80 you know it is not scare tactics, fear tactics or queer tactics. You can be pretty sure it’s just a silly woman on tv making stuff up because she’s desperate and panicking.

    When some silly woman is on tv saying that each apple is going to cost $2.80 and is so stressed she doesn’t even use the modifier “up to” to cover 19c, 79c and 2.79, you can be pretty sure it’s because she’s some silly woman.

    When some silly woman is on tv expecting us to be, hoping that we’ll be, as silly as her, it’s pretty certain it’s just some really silly woman.

    Anyone who believes such a woman, come see me, I’ve got this orchard of apples to sell you. Cheap, cheap, only $2.14 for each piece of fruit ! 🍏 🍎 😊

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