The Jackal: February 2015

2 Feb 2015

Key knew before election that Sabin had to resign

It should come as no surprise to those in the know that the National party will stoop to any level to ensure their re-election. Clearly the dirty rotten scoundrels would do pretty much anything to retain power, because it has utterly corrupted them.

That appears to be the case with Mike Sabin, who has had to resign because he is accused of assault.

The Prime Minister of New Zealand, John Key, knew about the complaint against Sabin sometime before the last election. He had a chance to stand Sabin down, but obviously didn’t want another major scandal on his hands so close to voters going to the polls.

Today, 3 News reported:

Sabin 'could have been a minister' - Key

Former National Northland MP Mike Sabin who resigned suddenly last week could have been a future Cabinet minister, Prime Minister John Key says.

Mr Sabin announced his resignation effective immediately for "personal issues that were best dealt with outside Parliament".

It comes following reports Mr Sabin was under police investigation, but police, Mr Key and Mr Sabin are not commenting on the case.

Instead of being up front about the charges, along with the help of certain biased journalists, John Key is once again using the scandal to promote himself and his defunct party.

It appears that this is just another chance for him to be airbrushed by the mainstream media, which makes the details of what Sabin stands accused of so much worse.

Mr Key said on Friday he knew of the resignation the day before the announcement, and had not seen Mr Sabin since before Christmas.

He knew about Mr Sabin's personal issues in the last week of the Parliamentary term last year, he told Radio New Zealand.

"I didn’t have any great information about those personal and family matters prior to that and even when I was aware of those, I'm often aware of people having personal family matters," he said.

I really don’t see how John Key can label what is likely multiple sexual assaults a “personal issue”. Being that Mike Sabin’s victim is rumoured to be a minor, this is far worse than just having a few “family matters” to deal with, especially because Mike Sabin is a public official with considerable powers at his indiscretion. In light of this information, to have John Key lament about Sabin's lost career is despicable!

It appears that the National party is once again abusing their power and controlling the biased media to try and cover-up what Sabin is accused of.

Being that Sabin is also an ex police officer, it stands to reason that they would be willing to help hush things up as well, which is the exact opposite of what should happen. Of course the victim needs to be protected through name suppression. But when the abuser is such a high profile official, the truth needs to be properly reported on.

Clearly John Key knew what Sabin was accused of prior to the election. Instead of coming clean he allowed Sabin to stand for parliament anyway. That makes this case a public issue, whereby the National party has brought the house of representatives into disrepute by allowing somebody accused of such a heinous crime to become an elected official.

Once the good people of Northland find out the truth, National’s safe blue seat may just change colour.