I’m sure most people would’ve heard by now that Ian Ewen-Street has joined the National Party *snigger* So much for retiring from politics to spend more time with his family…
I’ve certainly had plenty of emails and text messages from people going ‘oh my god!’. Now I don’t know about most people but I wasn’t surprised in the least.
In the interests of positive politics, I won’t go into details about exactly how much I dislike Ian Ewen-Street. But I would like to offer some advice to the National Party. Especially as I see that Mr Farrar has already got himself all excited about this..
If I was the National Party I wouldn’t touch Ian with a ten foot barge pole. Ian is quite possibly the most dishonest person I have ever met. He is also one of the laziest people I have ever met. He is one of those people that was only in politics for the good salary and the junkets. I would like to say that he also worked hard on the issues that he was passionate about. But I would be lying.
Ian was very good at getting other people to do the work for him and then taking all the credit without acknowledging the efforts of those who helped him. He was also very good at blaming those people for work he hadn’t done himself when he had promised to do so. Ian has no problems with blatant lying to cover his own ass.
Some people might at this point chose to ask why Ian was ranked so high on the Party list if he was really this bad. And it’s a question I often asked myself. Then I started paying attention to how he was acting at Party meetings/conferences etc and I saw how good a smooth talker he was. I even overheard him telling someone with great pride about all this work he’d done on a particular issue when I knew for a fact that one of our other MPs had in fact done all that work without an ounce of input from Ian. I was constantly amazed to see the lengths that he went to cover his own incompetence.
Personally I ranked Ian at the very bottom of my List in the last ranking process and I most certainly advocated for others to do the same.
But if the National Party want to add someone to their backbench that is lazy, never does any work, only goes to functions to puff their chest with delusions of self grandeur and is exceptionally dishonest they need look no further than Ian.
I wish them the best of luck.