Political Report by Barry Soper (NewstalkZB) on “Motormouth Maurice Williamson” who voted against Civil Unions.
It was with a distinct lisp that John Key giggled about “our own little gay icon.”
The State Homie was of course talking about Motormouth Maurice Williamson who after years in the wilderness made an off the cuff speech about gay marriage and sealed his place the the annals of gay history.
His four minute rant went viral with around a million hits on u Tube and he’s been boasting about how many have been listening to his dulcet tones saying he thought nothing more about it after taking his seat.
The speech itself obviously wasn’t up there with the “I Have A Dream” tub thumping oratory but the occasion itself was pretty special, giving same sex couples the right to marry. That’s why the gay community worldwide have been tuning in and it’s even come to the attention of lesbian telly talk host Ellen DeGeneres who’s invited The Motormouth to come on her show.
She’ll pick up the tab and even give him appearance money, which he’ll donate to a worthy cause just as The Home did when he looked goofy on the David Letterman Show a few years back.
But unlike Key, Williamson didn’t even have to lobby to get on the American show which his boss is happy for him to appear on if he can paint God’s Own as a liberal little country. His Minister, he says, has voted liberal on most issues, he was aware of, and seemed a little surprised when he was told that he actually voted against civil unions!
And given what he said last week it’s hard to see how he opposed the unions eight years ago when he didn’t even bother to take part in the debate.
Last week he told the grizzlies in Parliament’s bear pit that he couldn’t understand why anyone would oppose gay marriage and he railed against the bullies who tried to make him change his mind.
Motormouth Maurice declared that all they were doing in Parliament last week was allowing two people who love each other to have that love recognised by way of marriage.
How that gels with his opposition to civil unions is beyond most liberals.
Maybe the Beehive water tanks, or its air conditioning system, should be checked because some of the inhabitants are clearly suffering from the same affliction – memory fade!
Source: NewstalkZB Political Report. Tuesday 23 April 2013