Media finally report on Sarah Dowie in relation to JLR

For some reason there was blanket media silence on the identity of the National MP who had had a relationship with ex-National MP Jami-Lee Ross, and had sent him a text that had been reported widely and is now the subject of a police investigation.

But now the dam has burst. This had to come out in public. It was widely known anyway.

NZ Herald:  Police probe text allegedly sent from phone of MP Sarah Dowie to Jami-Lee Ross

Police are investigating a text message, allegedly sent from the phone of National Party MP Sarah Dowie, to her former colleague and ex lover Jami-Lee Ross.

https://sarahdowie.national.org.nz/

The police investigation is said to focus on whether the text message – which came after the break-up of their extra-marital relationship – constituted an incitement to self-harm, which is punishable by up to three years in prison.

Ross, 33, has previously named Invercargill MP Dowie, 43, as one of the women with whom he had an extra-marital relationship while National MP for Botany.

The text message included the words: “You deserve to die.”

Ross has claimed that is an incitement to suicide, even though he claims to have considered or attempted suicide a couple of months after receiving the text.

Ross initially received the message in August but has claimed reading it two months later led to considering self-harm. He was taken into mental health care shortly after.

The text message raised questions over whether there was a breach of the Harmful Digital Communications Act, passed under National and voted for by Dowie. The law regulated digital communications, including text messages, making it illegal to urge someone to self-harm.

The fact of the police investigation was revealed by Ross during a television interview. It was apparently sparked by a call to the Crimestoppers hotline. Ross said he did not lay the complaint.

Ross didn’t say if he knew who laid the complaint, or if they were associated with him.

Asked if Dowie had been aware of the investigation, the National Party leader’s office said she had not.

A spokesman said National Party leader Simon Bridges had also been unaware of the investigation.

This suggests that the police had not progressed the complaint as far as talking to the alleged offender.

Ross and Dowie were understood to have been in a relationship for more than two years. It is believed to have ended around May.

During that time, Dowie and Ross were both in marriages with children each. Dowie and her husband later separated.

Usually the private lives of MPs has been a no go subject for the media, but Jami-Lee Ross has forced this to become public.

This makes things difficult right now for Dowie, but it is remarkable that it has taken it this long to hit the media headlines.

I posted in November:  The non-naming of the National MP raises media issues. For some reason this post got a number of hits overnight.

Dowie should have pre-empted this instead of waiting for a media frenzy.

More (from Barry Soper): Sarah Dowie, the police inquiry, and the text from her phone

We have decided to name her following the police decision this week to investigate a text allegedly sent from her phone to her 33-year-old former lover during the early hours of a Saturday morning last August.

The decision to name Dowie in no way countenances the behaviour of Ross towards the women who have anonymously made claims of harassment and bullying against him.

It’s not the Parliamentary Press Gallery’s job to protect MPs when a police investigation is under way.

The text sent to Ross said: “Before you interpret this as your usual narc self – don’t. Interpret it as me – you are a f***ing ugly MF pig. Shave that f***ing tuft of hair off your f***ing front of skull head and own your baldness – you sweaty, fat, toe inturned mutant. You deserve to die and leave your children in peace and your wife out of torment – f***er!”

Ross says the text was one of the things that triggered a mental breakdown in October.

After re-reading it, he allegedly sent it to Dowie telling her “you get your wish,” before turning his phone off. After being alerted, the police found him south of Auckland.

Ross claims the police recently approached him about the text.

What Ross claims deserves further investigation, as does his current motives.

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109 Comments

  1. Loki

     /  January 25, 2019

    I am disappointed they have named her.
    But only because it is what Lusk, JLR and the alleged cabbage want.
    This whole debacle is about a spoilt manchild getting called out for his awful behaviour and having a big pathetic tantrum about it.
    And yes I am talking about JLR but that description also rather neatly summarises every disaster that Slater brought on himself over the last decade.

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    • Dowie was probably already in an untenable situation. It was widely known it was her. In a way this will clear the air and let her work out how to move on (which probably means moving on from politics).

      While WO are likely to trumpet this as a successful trashing of yet another person’s life it reflects very poorly on Ross, highlighting even more his crappy behaviour, and it makes his position as an independent MP even more questionable.

      I don’t see how Ross will be able to function in Parliament. He will be one of the least liked MPs ever.

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      • Mike Mckee

         /  January 25, 2019

        Pete, I agree with your last comment.
        Ross is mentally ill, this is proven and Parliament is one of the most toxic workplaces in NZ.
        This is a train smash waiting to happen and his family will continue to bear the brunt, so his advisors aren’t doing him any favours keeping him in there.
        For his wellbeing and his family’s, He should resign quickly and National should organise him a job outside. Problem is, he has burnt his bridges so completely. reading the UTU in his last press release was painful.
        Further, I suspect he always was going to crash reading between the lines of his behaviours and position in National.
        It does makes me wonder if he is an outlier or normal for parliament?

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        • Duker

           /  January 25, 2019

          Au contraire.
          he is in a position to reveal the fund raising mis deeds of national, after all he is a first person witness as well as having recordings of national mps, especially the current leader saying these things.

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    • Gezza

       /  January 25, 2019

      I’m still hacked off nobody’s given us any dirt on these journos’ private lives.
      For God’s sake. I hear some of them are at it like rabbits.

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  2. Blazer

     /  January 25, 2019

    nice pic…’think tank’!….is that a euphemism for..’dirty weekend’

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  3. Corky

     /  January 25, 2019

    A non-event for me.

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    • lurcher1948

       /  January 25, 2019

      But Andrew Little saying home truths sets you off like a skyrocket,funny that

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  4. Alan Wilkinson

     /  January 25, 2019

    I must say Sarah.’s invective has an excellent flow and commendable thoroughness. She goes up in my estimation.

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    • Those sort of sentiments don’t seem unusual in the wake of an acrimonious break up.

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      • Mother

         /  January 25, 2019

        It possibly wasn’t an acrimonious break up at the time, several months earlier. It seems that Ms Dowie was left without a family when Mr Ross had already decided to stick with his lawful wife. She played with fire and suffered burns. It was at that point that she became vitriolic. This is behaviour absolutely unacceptable from an MP. I am disappointed by the leniency (and glorification) towards that compared with the harshness toward Mr Ross. Where’s the equality?

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    • Amadeus

       /  January 25, 2019

      And we still don’t know what he did to her to get that response!
      Saying someone “deserves to die” isn’t the same as “why don’t you kill your self”. JLR couldn’t kill himself but just in case wanted to wreck her life some months after she even sent the text by poo fingering her for the event just in case. It was Dowie on receiving the test actually contacted authorities incl the Nats. The best example of her having no intent to want him to die that you could find. The Cops won’t be charging her with anything anytime soon as the burden in these cases has to be high.

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      • Duker

         /  January 25, 2019

        Dozens of convictions even soon after it was passed- by national BTW.

        Are you trying to say – deserve to die ( of a heart attack).
        Wont wash sister, especially if she knew he was having medical treatment for depression

        Anyway , let her tell her tale in court and give her side of cheating on her own husband

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        • Alan Wilkinson

           /  January 25, 2019

          It’ll never get to court. With that context in the text any jury would die laughing as they acquitted in 10 minutes. And even a judge would struggle to keep a straight face as he explained the arsehole got put in his place as he deserved.

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          • Blazer

             /  January 25, 2019

            ‘would die laughing ‘..😃

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          • Duker

             /  January 25, 2019

            Jury ?
            National wound the right to jury trial right back. Doubt would even be eligible as its 2yrs and under max penality

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          • I just laughed out loud when I read her text! JLR, pathetic prat, curled up and sobbed! What a dickhead he is! Buy the girl a drink!

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    • Duker

       /  January 25, 2019

      What. Because she has stayed quiet for the partys sake b ut is a ‘toxic mp’ herself

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    • David

       /  January 25, 2019

      I thought the text was brilliant, she should be promoted to the shadow cabinet.

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    • Blazer

       /  January 25, 2019

      ‘Before you interpret this as your usual narc self – don’t. Interpret it as me – you are a f***ing ugly MF pig. Shave that f***ing tuft of hair off your f***ing front of skull head and own your baldness – you sweaty, fat, toe inturned mutant. You deserve to die and leave your children in peace and your wife out of torment – f***er!”

      very …eloquent..the Nats women are so feminine and always promote..family values!👀

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      • Duker

         /  January 25, 2019

        Thats what I thought too- a prime example of toxic femininity

        And because ‘he dumped her’ – she was a married woman, with a family, and was a lawyer in practice before parliament, and dare I say it 10 years or so older than him

        bewilderment … I wonder what her husbands words were to her ?

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        • lurcher1948

           /  January 25, 2019

          Was JLR a toy boy with newer genitalia equipment than her late moved on husband and children, I’m shocked

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          • Duker

             /  January 25, 2019

            Unlike the ‘other women’ who he mistreated and were a sort of employees,
            Dowie was his peer . And then there was the female journalist he was bonking.
            Hardly a waif.
            Whatever he had , it sounded like it worked a treat

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    • Blazer

       /  January 25, 2019

      have you considered that she is a big hope to be the dreaded…LEAKER!

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  5. Blazer

     /  January 25, 2019

    [proper names required as you know] will have to change his…moniker.😊

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    • Blazer

       /  January 25, 2019

      bit tough…

      ‘noun
      noun: proper name
      a name used for an individual person, place, or organization, spelled with an initial capital letter, e.g. Jane, London, and Oxfam.

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  6. Loki

     /  January 25, 2019

    Bridges MUST invoke the waka jumping Bill TODAY.
    Put his weights up.

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    • Duker

       /  January 25, 2019

      But but …. Bridges has said ‘ JLR is no longer his problem, hes moved on , not interested in talking about this …. said all hes going to say…
      Would that alone make him a hypocrite , let alone ….. well all the waka jumping stuff about subverting democracy…etc

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      • Gezza

         /  January 25, 2019

        Hypocrisy is everybody’s stock in trade in politics, and especially in NZ.
        There was a ton of it last year from everybody who is anybody in Parliament.
        Shouldn’t be a problem.

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  7. I hope National do have a good look at this.

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  8. Chuck Bird

     /  January 25, 2019

    “Ross is back home with his wife and children after being forced apart by revelations of multiple affairs and his expulsion from the National Party over disloyalty to the leadership.”

    The quote above is from Stuff. I wonder if this POS has threatened suicide to get his wife to take him back.

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    • Blazer

       /  January 25, 2019

      just getting the alimony sorted out…Parliamentary pension @33 is not a bad earn.

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    • David

       /  January 25, 2019

      Once a cheater always a cheater, if she manages to keep it together when he is in Wellington 4 nights a week without all sorts of things going through her mind I take my hat off to her.

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      • Blazer

         /  January 25, 2019

        its the ‘mental state’ coverall.She can’t appear too heartless and unsympathetic…she is ambitious and a real social climber…too.

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    • alloytoo

       /  January 25, 2019

      @CB “I wonder if this POS has threatened suicide to get his wife to take him back.”

      Fairly typical behavior for Narcissistic POS’s

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      • Mother

         /  January 25, 2019

        No wonder we don’t have a great government. The people whom are being represented are awfully negative, bordering on vitriolic.

        Do you have no idea when to leave a man’s family alone?

        It’s good that National party individuals are forced to look at their morals and lack of integrity. Stop attacking Mr Ross. And stop insinuating crude things about his wife’s motives. Clearly they are people with positive resilience, yet they continue to be scapegoated for your self righteousness – and that at a time when they most need compassion!

        I’m learning a lot about people through this. Why are you so negative? See? You need a Saviour!

        I want you to cease glorifying Sarah Dowie’s bad behaviour. She committed adultery which hurts children and next generations. Next thing, we have to listen to mush mush like ‘wellness budgets’.

        Go the Ross’. It is a difficult time, and may you be strengthened.

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        • Blazer

           /  January 25, 2019

          what happened to ‘personal responsibility’?

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        • MaureenW

           /  January 25, 2019

          Ross has been the Master of his own fate – do us all a favour and save him.

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          • Mother

             /  January 25, 2019

            Hi Maureen. I have noticed that the only way you respond to my comments is to express cynicism re Christianity or to take snide jabs at myself as an individual whom has named Jesus Christ as my Lord.

            Is it hatred? Are you OK?

            Could it be different for you if I posted under my name instead?

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            • MaureenW

               /  January 25, 2019

              You didn’t answer my question. Why don’t you go and save Ross?
              Regarding you waving your moth-eaten cloak of Christian sanctimony around, I don’t care what name you post under – makes no difference to me. To be honest I find your posts hilarious, and if you’re not just writing them for a larf … save yourself first.

            • Mother

               /  January 25, 2019

              You want an answer?

              I never try to save others, and certainly not Mr Ross, because I’m not the Saviour.

              As any genuine person would behave, I limit my comments which are just for a laugh and I try to make it obvious if it’s cheekiness.

              I doubt you genuinely laugh very much re my comments.

              Again Maureen – God bless you.

    • lurcher1948

       /  January 25, 2019

      I wasn’t going to say it

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      • Mother

         /  January 25, 2019

        Lurcher’s comment sitting underneath mine makes it look as though he wants to say “God bless you” to Maureen too😇

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  9. duperez

     /  January 25, 2019

    A day before, an hour before all the crap started to hit the fan Dowie was just another fairly anonymous backbencher albeit sometimes mentioned as a promising up-and-comer. Ross was just Ross, another clone on the move, one of the head honchos out to sink the government.

    The initial real drama saw the front wall of the dolls’ house opened back and we could see into the rooms, and surprise surprise, there were all sorts up people buzzing about doing the sorts of things that people do. Today the light goes on in another room. In that ego driven household mundanity is always likely to lead to more.

    One of the diverting things about the stuff coming out directly today is how it hits with those on bandwagons with their scorn for a single mother living in sin running the country. I guess though they won’t get such a good view into things from their bandwagons with high horses.

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    • Mother

       /  January 25, 2019

      I agree Duperez. The people on high horses need to remember that the best way to lead is to be people of integrity and tolerance combined.

      Surely the negative, self righteous type judgements and cruel comments on this topic are an indication that we don’t deserve great government.

      Mr Ross’ motives might seem off whack, but non of us know. I have a stronger perception that National leaders’ motives are more dubious than Mr Ross’. And his wife? She’s probably a very good mother.

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      • Blazer

         /  January 25, 2019

        ‘ might seem ‘…… I have a stronger perception that ‘……’ She’s probably’…

        very good Mother…all done in the best ..possible..taste.

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      • Gerrit

         /  January 25, 2019

        “…that the best way to lead is to be people of integrity and tolerance combined”

        Therein lies Ross’s problem. He was in the National party senior leadership group by secretly recording his conversations with his fellow leaders (and anyone else?) he shows he has no integrity to lead anyone. Why should his fellow leaders show any ANY ANY tolerance after an episode like that? What tolerance did Ross show his fellow leaders. Sweet FA.

        He acted like the fifth columnist he was.

        Just for the puritanical

        “King James Version of the Bible, Epistle to the Galatians, 6:7. Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap.”

        Just to throw a blazing squirrel into the mix.

        Who is taking bets that this Police investigation will end up in the same place (position) as the investigation into the Labour Youth camp liquor supply and molestation accusations?

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        • Blazer

           /  January 25, 2019

          the last leader National had of integrity and tolerance was Jim Bolger…

          expediency is Nationals motto.

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          • duperez

             /  January 25, 2019

            I should be bewildered that after all the drama, the sharp slaps of ‘Wow!’ all the walking on egg shells, all the closing of the ranks, that leaks have come much more recently from their caucus. But I’m not.

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        • Duker

           /  January 25, 2019

          ‘Police investigation will end up in the same place (position) as the investigation into the Labour Youth camp liquor supply and molestation accusations?

          you mean the, investigation that resulted in a person being charged and is now awaiting trial.……hahahahah selective memory have you?

          https://www.tvnz.co.nz/one-news/new-zealand/man-charged-indecent-assault-over-labour-youth-camp-scandal

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          • Gerrit

             /  January 25, 2019

            Yes the wheels of justice run slow don’t they.

            Labour Youth camp February 2018

            Charges laid June 2018. Court appearance July 2018.

            September 2018 Charges withdrawn.

            https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/crime/107027711/two-charges-dropped-against-man-accused-of-sexual-assaults-at-labour-party-summer-camp

            I fully stand by my statement that the Police investigation and potential charges against Downie will end up in the same place as the charges the young man facing the Labour party male versus female assault charges were dropped.

            Seems like you have a memory problem or more selective amnesia to suit your narrative.

            You not aware the charges against the young man were dropped?

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            • Gezza

               /  January 25, 2019

              I wasn’t. That’s interesting.

            • Gezza

               /  January 25, 2019

              But this:

              “A 20-year-old man accused of sexual assaults at a Labour Party summer camp has had two charges against him withdrawn. The man…originally pleaded not guilty to six charges of indecent assault relating to four complainants…after allegations a man sexually assaulted four teenagers, aged 16 to 18 years old, during the Waihi camp in February.

              On Wednesday, the man had two of the indecent assault charges withdrawn in front of Judge David Sharp. He is now facing four charges of indecent assault in total.

            • Gezza

               /  January 25, 2019

              And:

              Judge Sharp also set down a trial date for March 18, 2019.

            • Gerrit

               /  January 25, 2019

              Did not see that the remaining four charges were actionable in court. But bleeding hell, 18 months after the event?

              Hopefully Labour is not protecting the accuser by asserting pressure on the prosecutors office and the jucidiary to delay the wheels of justice due to embarrassment that will ensue when the accusers name is made public. Mind you his name is well know by now anyway. Justr tha tthe press cant name him yet officially.

              Bleeding heck, 18 months for the victims to have to stew on their testimony. One could speculate how much pressure Labour party central will put on the victims/witnesses to not front in court 18 months after the event.

              Having set this precedent, will the Police and prosecuting service elongate the process similarly for Downie?

            • Duker

               /  January 25, 2019

              That’s not unusual to have 18 months wait for a defended trial….garbage to think the government is putting pressure on …if anything they would have wanted out of the way even earlier…..no precedent.
              Accused wasn’t even part of Young Labour…. More of a friend of a friend

              But you have your fantasyies

            • Gezza

               /  January 25, 2019

              @Gerrit
              The lady’s name is Sarah Dowie – not Downie.
              I have no idea whether she’s downy or not, if that’s what you’re implying.

            • Gerrit

               /  January 26, 2019

              @Duker; Certainly was not a friend of a friend, much closer to the Labour party action team than that.

              @Gezza; Correct my bad.

  10. Zedd

     /  January 25, 2019

    seems like the gossip/rumors were correct :/

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  11. Tipene

     /  January 25, 2019

    JLR pilloried.

    SD protected.

    Yeah, that’s equality for you.

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    • Alan Wilkinson

       /  January 25, 2019

      She has a better class of friends, Tipene.

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      • Blazer

         /  January 25, 2019

        are they in the National Party…Al?

        ‘She HAD a better class of friends, Tipene.’

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        • Alan Wilkinson

           /  January 25, 2019

          Hasn’t gone around taping them, leaking to media and generally wreaking havoc on the opposite sex and everyone else she deals with. Still Tipene struggles to see any difference from his observation angle.

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          • Blazer

             /  January 25, 2019

            so married with children, and having an ongoing affair with a married man 10 years younger than her, is o.k with you right wing bastions of moral virtue is..it?

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            • Alan Wilkinson

               /  January 25, 2019

              Are you being ageist, B? Of course you are.

              I have no interest in consenting adults’ sex lives. Have you?

      • Pickled Possum

         /  January 25, 2019

        No Slata or Lusk dinna parties for Sarah then
        For Sarah just Home Alone

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    • Duker

       /  January 25, 2019

      Leaks still coming from the caucus…… Ross wasn’t the only weasel in the woodpile…so to speak.
      And don’t forget Ross was on the ‘winning’ Bridges side. There are quite a few who weren’t backing Bridges and want him gone too…. All over personal ambition…

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  12. Mother

     /  January 25, 2019

    No, it’s not OK and I think that Alan does not truly embrace equality.

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    • Gezza

       /  January 25, 2019

      You haven’t met Mrs Sir Alan.
      He doesn’t get any other choice.

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      • Mother

         /  January 25, 2019

        Then Mrs Sir Alan could sort out his bad attitude.

        Is adultery from an MP – hurting children and future generations – hurting constituents whom need great representatives in government – bringing out the worst in people (including Alan) acceptable to Alan’s wife? Is Alan’s wife happy with Ms Dowie’s behaviour? And does she think Alan treating it as a joke is OK?

        The hurting of children is not OK, and neither are the silly ways government ponder schemes for the ‘wellness’ of the people.

        You are part of the problem Alan.

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        • Gezza

           /  January 25, 2019

          Ok. I think I’ll let you tell him all that. Just in case.

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        • Blazer

           /  January 25, 2019

          MYOB.

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        • lurcher1948

           /  January 25, 2019

          Radom bonking is alright until you get caught out, but a bible between consenting adults can cause body aches,just saying

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        • Alan Wilkinson

           /  January 25, 2019

          B.s. Mother. I don’t know anything about Sarah’s family relationships and it’s no more my business than it is yours. I do know that being an M.P. is a ghastly job very destructive of marital relationships and that people who pontificate about them are mostly stupid or hypocritical or both.

          If you need an MP to model your ideal marital relationship you are deluded and fantasising. MPs are there to help constituents and manage government business and legislation. Their private lives are irrelevant.

          I haven’t treated Sarah’s behaviour as a joke other than her spectacularly ferocious text because I know nothing about it and have no wish to. From the same position of ignorance you have rushed to judgement. Jesus had a sermon for you on that. Best reread it.

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  13. Corky

     /  January 25, 2019

    More identities posting on this thread then you can shake a stick at. Hell, even my cuz is having a go. Someone has stirred the pot.😄👌

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    • phantom snowflake

       /  January 25, 2019

      Hell, my dodgy uncle has even abandoned his “people watching” at the mall and counting apples to stick his oar in here!

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    • Duker

       /  January 25, 2019

      “Someone has stirred the pot.’

      Soimum says the magic codeword- “Nothing further to say”- which means ‘op eds’ pour into media offices, talk back switchboards light up , social media find all these new posters.
      ALL SAY THE SAME THING that Soimun would say. The Hive mentality in action once they have been given the go ahead

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    • Corky

       /  January 25, 2019

      Lol… like fire ants to sugar. These are the days of our lives.😄

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  14. Griff.

     /  January 25, 2019

    My My dont a bit of bonking get the blog a twittering.
    My 21 cents worth.
    They did not campaign on being Conservative role models full of Christian virtue.
    His or her sex life is not my business provided it was between consenting adults .

    A thought for the partners and the betrayal they must feel . Having it gossiped about in the national press and blogs etc must make it worse for them.

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    • Blazer

       /  January 25, 2019

      ‘They did not campaign on being Conservative role models full of Christian virtue.’

      National pretty much….do.

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      • Duker

         /  January 25, 2019

        Dowie has been a promoter of ‘family values’

        Yet in her txt she revealed herself to be more like a ‘gangsters moll’

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        • Gezza

           /  January 25, 2019

          More like a younger Joan Rivers I would’ve said.

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        • MaureenW

           /  January 25, 2019

          They’re equally hypocritical and tacky. Normally I couldnt care less who bonked who – however these two are pubic figures, living off taxpayer funding, and caused their own public exposure because of their hilarious texts once the sex affair went sour. They should both piss off in my opinion.

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          • Gezza

             /  January 25, 2019

            Reading that, texts between you and her would probably be a scream, Maureen.
            But don’t get me started. :/

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            • MaureenW

               /  January 25, 2019

              ….. toe-inturned mutant .. is a worthy insult.

            • Gezza

               /  January 25, 2019

              Yeah, well, she’s seen them. He doesn’t seem to be disputing the accuracy of that.

            • Blazer

               /  January 26, 2019

              he’ll never wear Roman sandals..again..

  15. Gezza

     /  January 25, 2019

    1ewes gave it a very quick once-over lightly with a few pics of the pair together (I missed some as in ma’s kitchen) but some of their reporters or presenters might not have wanted to say too much about it all, in case … you know … things get karmically out of hand for some of them? 😐

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    • MaureenW

       /  January 25, 2019

      Yes, I thought it was a very quick dust-over as well. Nothing more to this story .. let’s move right along

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      • Gezza

         /  January 25, 2019

        What sort of treatment did Tova give it on tv3? I don’t usually watch that because 1ewes dresses its female presenters more nicely and their makeup and hair looks better.

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        • MaureenW

           /  January 25, 2019

          Watched Wendy

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          • Gezza

             /  January 25, 2019

            Yes, very easy on the eye, Wendy. I said to ma last night her hair might need a bit of a trim at the bottom – was looking a bit longer than suits her. They certainly have some very attractive-looking lady reporters in their ranks, and they make the best use of camera angles and dress styles for them. I get the impression what they wear is dictated by designers, maybe even out in the field.

            Tv3’s lot can seem a bit frumpy by comparison.

            Simon’s not wearing all that well. But then I can’t see him from the female perspective. I get the impression a lot of their other blokes might be gay.

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          • Gezza

             /  January 25, 2019

            And Sav’s back. Ma said nobody knows where he’s been. It’s been a big mystery, been absent for months apparently. People were asking what’s going on in the TV Guide letters pages and on ZB. If she gets any updates I’ll let you know. All very mysterious.

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            • MaureenW

               /  January 25, 2019

              Probably had a baby and got sent off to the home to have it before giving it up for adoption. Umm – Sav’s a chick, right?

            • Gezza

               /  January 25, 2019

              Andrew Saville, you know. Been their solid, stolid male sports presenter for decades, seems like. He & Jenny-May Clarkson are their sports anchors (Jenny May’s still looking good but I’m not really that much of a sports fan, tbh – I usually make ma an after-dinner coffee and drive home at sports news time).

              Rumour has it there was a bit of sniffiness when “Sav” (as they call him on te news desk) went off to wherever, for whatever, and instead of Abby Wilson being the alternate sports presenter they chose Chris Chang, a bloke. Ma says he was good.

              Gotta have a male presenter quota there though, to be fair. I’m sure JAG would agree with that one.

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