Thursday, 24 October 2019 11:14

Told ya!

Written by  The Hound

OPINION: As pointed out in this column a while back, a new special agricultural trade envoy (SATE) has now been appointed to replace Mike Petersen and take over the role at the start of next year.

By all accounts, the appointment of Tararua farmer Mel Poulton as the new SATE is seen as a good move.

However, as reported earlier by the Hound, Poulton’s appointment by ‘good mates’ Trade Minister David Parker and Agriculture Minister Damien O’Connor has left one of the latter’s other ‘good mates’ rather disappointed and dejected.

Your canine crusader has been told, by sources close to the process, that all the boot licking and sycophancy of O’Connor by his favoured candidate and mate came to nought due to the bootlicker being male, pale and stale.

Unfortunately, he did not fit with the Government’s diversity policy so the job went to Poulton.

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