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America’s Loss is New Zealand’s Gain

November 28th, 2011 by John Mansfield

New Zealand’s Green Party will hold thirteen seats after Saturday’s election. Among their new Members of Parliament is expatriate Californian Julie Anne Genter. “This was the year that the second Bush was re-elected, this one even more damaging in every possible way. Though I was ready to leave France, I could not bear the idea of returning to live in a country where half the voters could choose such a terrible leader. Kiwi friends had over the years, in the States and in Europe, spoken so highly of their country, that I had often imagined it as my long-term destination.” So, she made good on what for countless others was empty blather and attained her long-term destination in the process.

By the way, Miss Genter’s party calls itself Green Party of Aotearoa New Zealand. Nice touch, the kind that possibly fills Greens in other countries with envy that they can’t favor a single aboriginal language. How many syllables do you suppose are employed in pronouncing the six vowels and two consonants of Aotearoa?

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November 28th, 2011 14:06:05

November 28, 2011

They’re welcome to her.

November 28, 2011

If only a lot more progressive/libs would emigrate from the US.

Adam G.
November 29, 2011

Parting is such sweet sorrow.

John Mansfield
November 29, 2011

Since yesterday afternoon, Miss Genter’s website has been updated, so the link above no longer leads to the page titled “My Story.” Nothing could replace the new parliamentarians own words, but for those who find enjoyment in such things here is Cactus Kate’s (“Saving the world from sanctimonious bearded men. One whisker removed at a time.”) review of the young NZ Green candidates: link.

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