Tuesday, June 21, 2011

the mayor of hubris

Some talk of hubris on the by-election trail mostly directed at Hone by supporters of the labour candidate. Good post at The Standard on that. And Morgan has a good one up about the 'mare of Tariana's comments about the maori party candidate Solomon Tipene. I like Solomon a lot better than Kelvin who is really the one out of his depth. anyway for hubris how about this - not so much the apology from Tariana for taking the legs off their candidate but how flavell frames it

MP Te Ururoa Flavell fronted media this afternoon. "Having heard from one or two that took the wrong end of the stick, the belief was that she needed to make it really clear that it was never the intent by her own statement, a mistake was made, we're owning up to it and we're just saying let's get on and finish this campaign with a victory on Saturday."
 You may be wondering what exactly hubris is - wikipedia to the rescue
Hubris (play /ˈhjuːbrɪs/), also hybris, means extreme haughtiness, pride or arrogance. Hubris often indicates a loss of contact with reality and an overestimation of one's own competence or capabilities, especially when the person exhibiting it is in a position of power.
Yes it is all there in that statement from Te Ururoa Flavell - can't wait for this election.

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