A silly ACT

David Seymour getting desperate for attention?

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David Seymour – The ACT leader is going to be on Dancing With The Stars. He needs to find 15 hours a week to train, which will no doubt cut into the time he has for his Epsom constituents. Also, the show didn’t work out so well for the last ACT leader who took part – Rodney Hide dropped his dance partner during a lift.

Rodney Hide did a stint embarassing himself like that. Publicity stunts via ‘reality TV” are lame at best and likely to do an MP’s credibility more harm than good.

This will open Seymour to ridicule, and it has already started. The Standard:

Seymour’s decision shows his commitment to New Zealand politics. And what a poodle party ACT is.

It’s worse than posing for Vogue, because it drags out the exposure for weeks.

15 Comments

  1. Alan Wilkinson

     /  February 17, 2018

    Life in Opposition is obviously boring.

    • Patzcuaro

       /  February 17, 2018

      It is all in the hands of the good people of Epsom but perhaps they like a good dancer.

      • Kitty Catkin

         /  February 17, 2018

        When it came to the waltz, Rodney was as good as anyone.He was a really good sport. And no, he didn’t drop the girl, she slipped and he couldn’t save her. He felt terrible about it.

        Christine Rankin would have us believe that she was delighted to be voted off after one show.

  2. Zedd

     /  February 17, 2018

    methinks Mr Seymours days are numbered ?
    he has made some negative statements recently about Natl & even abstained or crossed the floor on a few votes.

    • Corky

       /  February 17, 2018

      Righties try not to go out with a wimper…like Andy.

  3. Blazer

     /  February 17, 2018

    he needs to practice the …limbo…thats where he’s …headed.

    • Kitty Catkin

       /  February 17, 2018

      I can’t see him joining you there. He is an exceptionally brilliant young man.

  4. The Standard eh???
    Well, such an unbiased ‘news’ source is worthy of quoting…

    • Blazer

       /  February 17, 2018

      hard to expect everyone to be open minded,unbiased and tolerant like ..yourself…George

  5. Conspiratoor

     /  February 17, 2018

    Are we supposed to pity this guy?

    “Turns out there is a ‘beat’ in music and that there are ‘steps’ you have to learn before you dance. I am terrified”

    Politicians are strange birds but sometimes the price they have to pay for a bit of publicity is just too high, as we are going to see here.

    I can hear that slow train a-comin…

    • artcroft

       /  February 17, 2018

      Funny but I can hear it gathering speed as it approaches the rail junction that ACT is stranded cross.

  6. Trevors_elbow

     /  February 17, 2018

    Oh dear… lefties being sarky and snide up and down the thread…. quelle surprise…

    Seymour needs profile…. this helps … and every little bit helps

    • Blazer

       /  February 17, 2018

      gee Trev you’ll be wanting Jacinda in the Woman’s Day….next…or Vogue…or ..both.Bol!

      • Trevors_elbow

         /  February 17, 2018

        The airbrushing helps her no end bol…. no end….