Well the good news is that we has a result on the night
I do hope that National reaches some sort of agreement with the Maori Party, even if it is only to draw Act's teeth
Hopefully Maori will see that alone as a win for them, there is of course quite some down side to them going with National
Well it has been reported to me (and we see the numbers tomorrow) that at my voting place some voters voted for the national candidate (she was the one that got sucked into banning water) and then gave their party vote to the Greens..go figure that!
Meanwhile on some other world we have these ravings
" It was these: the men who just couldn't cope with the idea of being led by an intelligent, idealistic, free-spirited woman; the gutless, witless, passionless creatures of the barbecue-pit and the sports bar (and the feckless females who put up with them); who voted Helen Clark out of office."
Took those poor creatures a long time to act Chris
On the other hand it might be a good idea if the owner (RB )expunges the whole thread as there is some stuff that can only be explained away by to much booze/disapointment and really does not read well in the light of day!
Just a thought for the left wings amongst us
Isn't it great that we know who is in charge and we don't have weeks/months of the Winston Peters dance of the seven veils
Surely that cheers you up just a little
I have to wonder how may were people who voted labour in the past....could see a need for a change but...threw their vote away
Countries that have a low threshold, do they have trouble with stability? Thinking Israel here, any other examples?
I vote we all go to Islander's place, probably some of those small fish that she is famous for availabe as well
I have always wondered why "treating" is still illegal
What the difference with the things (mostly our own money back)that the parties offer us before an election
Anyway I have voted, went past a couple of polling places to the country school that I went to and have mostly voted at
My wife is on duty there so we have a chat after probably cancelling each others voting effort
I hope you read this Sofie
"Scrutineers may be appointed by candidates, or in some cases parties, to observe in polling places and during the preliminary count. Scrutineers may wear party lapel badges. They must not communicate with voters. When the electoral official reads out from the electoral roll the line and page number of the voter the scrutineer is entitled to record this.
The misogyny of the US electorate and media just has to seen to be believed
Hilary, if she had made President (that would have been a really close race) would have had a barrage to face including the taint of her husband
And then there has been the focus on Sarah Palin, remind me who is the VP elect, have we heard a word on him and his voting record/spend on clothes etc etc
I have to say I have admired the grace and dignity shown by both presidental candidates in their speeches
It will be interesting to see if there is as much grace in NZ this coming week