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No sex, no smoke, no spine

Published: Tue 8 Oct 2002 04:44 PM
No sex, no smoke, no spine
Green MP Nandor Tanczos today described parliament's new 'role model for youth', NZ First MP Craig McNair, as spineless for refusing a number of invitations to publicly debate the cannabis issue.
After laying a complaint with the police early last week Craig McNair has refused to debate Nandor on Nine to Noon, Morning Report and Radio Pacific. Today he refused to debate Nandor live on the Holmes Show.
"It's sad really," said Nandor.
"Craig McNair had a swing at me to get headlines, but now wants to run away. He doesn't have the conviction - or is it the permission - to debate with me.
"If he wants to be a role model for young people, he should represent. He can't get respect if he won't even front.
"Craig can continue to be a 'behind the scenes' role model for all those 27 year old men living at home with their parents, but his life experience is a little removed from that of most people.
"Good on him for living a life of abstinence, but he doesn't do himself any favours by running away," said Nandor.
"Maybe Winston Peters is embarrassed by the whole thing. If he has a change of heart and decides to let Craig out, I am happy to debate with him then."

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