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Hard News: Of course it's about the book

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  • James Doleman,

    Which National party genuis thougt "lets make party funding our top issue through 2006" knowing that this was waiting to come out.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 13 posts Report Reply

  • James Doleman,

    "If a party contests the party vote then its total party election expenses (including GST) cannot exceed $1 million plus $20,000 for each electorate candidate nominated by the party.

    If a registered party does not contest the party vote then its total election expenses cannot exceed $20,000 (including GST) for each electorate candidate of the party.

    In both the above cases these party limits are separate from the expense limits applying to any electorate candidates' campaigns."

    http://www.elections.org.nz/elections/e5_party_return_expenses.html

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 13 posts Report Reply

  • Paul Rowe,

    The EB are "allowed" to use computers & e-mail for business not pleasure, so I assume god gave his/her/its permission for the e-mails to be sent?

    Lake Roxburgh, Central Ot… • Since Nov 2006 • 563 posts Report Reply

  • Terence Wood,

    David, Che, James,

    yikes - could this be the end of Bassett too? I guess not, afterall, Bill O'Reilly got away with being outed as a Republican.

    But if it were, I might actually start reading the Dom again - for years I've been put off by the chance of my line of sight accidently plonking down in a piece of Bassett excretia.

    Since Nov 2006 • 148 posts Report Reply

  • David Slack,

    Been trying to find a column by Basset saying what a great speech Orewa 1 was (without disclosing he wrote it)

    James, will this do?

    Devonport • Since Nov 2006 • 599 posts Report Reply

  • Richard Bol,

    Can't wait to see John Key endlessly repeating the "No, of course I didn't open the e-mail" line.

    I agree with Tony Kennedy - Bill English must be gleefully rubbing his hands together. The National Party sure is a nest of vipers.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 32 posts Report Reply

  • Tom Semmens,

    The big lie just exploded in the National Parties face.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 1810 posts Report Reply

  • Peter Martin,

    How interesting James. Does that mean that National will be purchasing advertising for charities for the next two years? *g*

    Dunedin • Since Nov 2006 • 184 posts Report Reply

  • Paul Rowe,

    I look forward to many Kiwiblog posts explaining in painstaking - yet somewhat opaque - detail why Nationals massive election fraud is totally different from Labours massive election fraud.

    Sagenz has also been busy over at Tumeke...

    Lake Roxburgh, Central Ot… • Since Nov 2006 • 563 posts Report Reply

  • Malcolm 141,

    Paul: what election fraud? None of these plans were ever implemented as part of the election campaign.

    Since Nov 2006 • 15 posts Report Reply

  • webweaver,

    Kevin Moar: I just called Unity Books (having visited earlier this afternoon on a hunt for the book).

    They told me that the book won't be available anywhere until Monday because (quote) "Whitcoulls have asked Craig Potton Publishers not to release the booka anywhere in the country until Monday so that no other bookstore gets the book before Whitcoulls"

    If that's really true, I certainly know where I won't be buying the book on Monday.

    Cr@p!

    Wellington • Since Nov 2006 • 329 posts Report Reply

  • James Doleman,

    If Clark can stop grinning long enough she can now pop up on the evening news with her sternest face on and announce that she has asked the auditor general and the police to investigate these very serious claims.

    Perhaps also new legislation to ensure such a thing never happens again.

    Cut National off at the knees.

    They nearly got away with it too, if it hadn't been for those pesky kids and that scooby, scooby doo!

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 13 posts Report Reply

  • Craig Young,

    I have a suggestion for Part II of Paul Goldsmith's Brash hagiography: "The Donald: From Don Juan to Don Gone"
    (in Three Easy Steps Off the Plank.)

    Craig Y.

    Wellington • Since Nov 2006 • 370 posts Report Reply

  • Kevin Moar,

    "Whitcoulls have asked Craig Potton Publishers not to release the booka anywhere in the country until Monday so that no other bookstore gets the book before Whitcoulls"

    By monday nobody will need to buy the book!

    Stupid, stupid, stupid.

    Wellington • Since Nov 2006 • 12 posts Report Reply

  • Compie,

    Malcolm just like CIA was never in central america eh?

    Dunedin/Vancouver • Since Nov 2006 • 114 posts Report Reply

  • Richard Bol,

    Oh to be a fly on the wall at the Caucus meeting on Monday. Interesting that Judith Collins has put her name forward as a possible Deputy Leader. Did she know how that Gerry Brownlee was up to his neck in this?

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 32 posts Report Reply

  • Malcolm 141,

    Compie - yep, looks suspicious. Certainly leaves Brash's credibility in tatters. Demostrates fraud? I don't think so.

    Since Nov 2006 • 15 posts Report Reply

  • andrew llewellyn,

    " Who reckons "Liarbour" won't be such a funny joke any more?"

    Well I reckon it's only just become funny.

    Since Nov 2006 • 2074 posts Report Reply

  • TroyHoward,

    there once was a politician called Brash
    who got into bed with rightwing wackos who had cash
    in the end he didn't use protection
    and got a nasty Hagar infection
    and now all of National will develop the rash.

    Christchurch • Since Nov 2006 • 78 posts Report Reply

  • Tony Kennedy,

    They nearly got away with it too, if it hadn't been for those pesky kids and that scooby, scooby doo

    Aagh.. but who played Fred, Velma, Daphne, Shaggy and the Scoobmeister in this version.

    This is such fun :-)

    Wellington • Since Nov 2006 • 218 posts Report Reply

  • webweaver,

    Malcom said:

    Paul: what election fraud? None of these plans were ever implemented as part of the election campaign.

    Isn't that rather the point?

    The Election advertising rules - summary clearly states that Non-broadcast advertising promoting party vote or attacking party or candidate must be authorised by the Party secretary and

    Authorisation must be in writing. In addition, the advertisement when broadcast or published must state the name and business or residential address of the person directing it to be published. A Post Office box or website address is insufficient.

    It's also classed as a Party expense which must be notified according to the rules and must not exceed the amount allowed by law.

    Election expenses and returns

    Since this was clearly not the case with the Brethren pamphlets, and the whole thing was done in secret in order to circumvent the rules (well, it was supposed to be a secret), I would say it's pretty clear that not only was it part of the plan, it was part of a fraudulent and illegal plan.

    Ooopsie!

    Wellington • Since Nov 2006 • 329 posts Report Reply

  • David Cormack,

    Aagh.. but who played Fred, Velma, Daphne, Shaggy and the Scoobmeister in this version

    Helen's definitely Daphne.

    She's the hot 1.

    Suburbia, Wellington • Since Nov 2006 • 216 posts Report Reply

  • Craig Ranapia,

    James Dolman wrote:
    If Clark can stop grinning long enough she can now pop up on the evening news with her sternest face on and announce that she has asked the auditor general and the police to investigate these very serious claims.

    Um, yeah... and watch her get tres lemon-lipped when asked when her new-found confidence in Kevin Brady and Nicky Hagar kicked in? (Not that anyone's going to dare say any such thing, but I can dream.) Sorry, but I do hope Labour seriously over-plays the faux outrage, as Cullen has been over the last couple of days regarding National's GST bill.

    North Shore, Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 12034 posts Report Reply

  • Michael Savidge,

    Gerry must be a porky Shaggy...

    Somewhere near Wellington… • Since Nov 2006 • 319 posts Report Reply

  • Paul Rowe,

    To paraphrase Idiot Savant, Labour just needs to sit back and pass the popcorn.

    Lake Roxburgh, Central Ot… • Since Nov 2006 • 563 posts Report Reply

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