Wednesday, March 26, 2008

ZenTiger Cry me a river

Environment Minister Trevor Mallard last week promised to make all rivers clean enough to swim in within a generation.

What isn't clear is which party he expected to win the next five elections in order to deliver on this promise.

Based on their environmental scorecard for the last 8 years, (I'm speaking of actions not rhetoric) it doubt it would be Labour.

There's obviously some inside knowledge here that points to a conspiracy of massive proportions. Unless they are relying on retrospective legislation, I'd be interested to see how other parties plan on matching this promise.

Related Link: Toxic Water

2 comment(s):

Anonymous said...

I wouldn't imagine it to be anything related to a conspiracy, but rather talk that implies certainty.

Such talk is structured to plant a level of certainty in the minds of the public.

If Mallard talks about what they're going to do over a period of time, he posits the thought in the public mind that it is a given that they will be there for that period of time.

It's a subtle use of electioneering language... a kind of subliminal message.

Oswald Bastable said...

Big deal- you can swim in the Ganges...

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