Meanwhile National voters got out and voted.
Given the numbers who voted candidate Labour, party National, I’m not even sure what you mean by National voters.
I will not be shutting the fuck up about that in the foreseeable.
an attempt by former members of South Africa’s Conservative Party – these guys: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Conservative_Party_(South_Africa) – to establish a beachhead Auckland, especially in the Rodney electorate but elsewhere on the North Shore of Auckland. They were stopped, you may think ironically, partly as a result of a counter-campaign involving Lusk and Whaleoil.
Opportunistically rather than ironically. When you're simply out to smear someone, religion seems to be as handy as racism:
For the next few days Lusk and Slater ran two themes, attacking Robinson for his Christian connections – ‘the last thing the party needs is more allegations of interference in the party from religious brethren’21 – and attacking Pienaar about his past in South Africa: ‘there are a few people in the South African press who have long memories of this man, and there have been offers of providing full details of his extremely colourful past, especially in the 1980s.
Nicky Hager, Dirty Politics
(although Greens might criticise Labour on oil and gas, the way Act criticises – or tries to – National on corporate welfare)
ACT haven’t done that since Hide’s ‘perkbuster’ antics, which was never anything more than posturing to the electorate. Unlike the Greens ACT has no electoral base to represent, and exists only at National's convenience to take the electoral heat off their hard right agenda.
The Australian National Party has long filled a similar role in the federal upper house, allowing their Liberal coalition partners to play to the middle ground by taking electorally unpalatable positions on issues such as native title at the behest of the mining lobby.
I did save his life one day
That’s even better than the one about the guy who pulled Corporal Muldoon out of a wadi in the North African desert, using a grappling iron that stuck in his left cheek.
Many underestimate Mr Peters and few live to tell the tale.
Selwyn Cushing's still on deck.
Stop throwing each other under the bus, and get back to “power to the people”. ALL the people.
Amen. And snobbery, whether it be academic-tinged elitism or the prolier than thou variety, has NO PLACE in the Party of social justice.
I don’t know why and I don’t think the Labour party know why.
Yet another vintage text
we may all need a copy of…
Had one of those back in the day. Ate bracken fiddleheads like it recommended, Only years later did I learn that they're carcinogenic. Probably an analogy for something there.