Thursday, 18 February 2010

Interview with Hodgson pronounced a success

Interview with Hodgson pronounced a success

by Peter Dowden

Dunedin North MP Pete Hodgson visited community broadcaster Blueskin
Bay FM for an interview on Monday, 15 February.

During the interview with Warrington School Room 1 pupils Stephanie
and Miya, he demonstrated a politician's ability to field a curly
question.

Asked "how do you feel about having a National government?" he
replied, "I don't like it at all. I used to be a Cabinet Minister and
now I'm something called a back bencher, and I don't have anything
important to do."

Pete explained that his last name is pronounced "hodson", not
"hojson", but, ever the political pragmatist, "I don't mind how people
pronounce it."

Pete enjoyed his interview, then turned the tables, interviewing the
children for a few moments. He agreed to visit the station for another
interview in March.

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