This blog has deliberately steered clear of NZ politics since the Christchurch earthquake (apart from one post already scheduled the day of the earthquake) but Helen Clark’s visit to Christchurch is something that has to be remarked upon. Clark’s visit does nothing for Christchurch. She is not Prime Minister. She was completely rejected for that role in the last NZ election. She now (fittingly) works for a corrupt and wasteful and decaying global organisation that only deserves one fate and that is to die slowly away.
She claims she is visiting Christchurch as a “private citizen”. When Emergency Services are requesting that sight seers should remain clear and unnecessary travel to and within Christchurch should be avoided.
Clark has only one real reason to defy the advice of Emergency Management and travel to Christchurch and that is to give herself and NZ’s left political faction some profile in the tragedy. To try and head off the lead in popularity such an event usually gives to incumbent political figures. This disgusting cynical woman has no business being there. John Key is the Prime Minister. He is there. Politically, that is all we need.
Go home Helen Clark. You are not needed in Christchurch. Better still, go back to New York and your United Nations post. For so cynically putting the political fortunes of the left above real consideration of the Christchurch earthquake victims, neither are you needed in New Zealand.