Heh – DPF knows how to lay on the sarcasm!
The Herald editorial also weighs in:
Whoever has released recorded conversations with unwitting National MPs at the cocktail function at their party’s annual conference last weekend probably believes the ruse serves a public interest. The country now knows, if it did not before, that National has compromised some of its policy desires for the sake of its electoral prospects.
Oh yes this is a well kept secret – known only to three million people. Never before has a political party compromised on policy desires. I mean we didn’t see a Labour Cabinet pass a resolution to steal over a million dollars a year from the taxpayer in state funding of their party operations, and then weeks later rescind it as it looked to damage their electoral prospects.
I see that kiwiblogblog – the blog started to try and pull down DPF, has folded. My limited reading of this blog never impressed me, and it always struck me as an exercise in jealousy. The stated reason for folding is that they have done their job, but more likely in my opinion is that the writers have grown up to the point where they realise they’re simply making fools of themselves.
Meanwhile, Kiwiblog goes from strength to strength. It’s certainly improved vastly from it’s early years and David now provides a level of analysis that makes the blog a must read for political people of all stripes. A high ranking blog does not happen by accident, and being the unquestioned top ranked blog for years on end is an incredible achievement.
As if to re-emphasise my point of earlier, DPF has found Winston’s old speeches, where he sets out the policies he is now condemning.
I seem to remember a blog some time ago recorded an interview with Winston that went something like this:
WP: “National have stolen our policies”
Media: “So does that mean you’ll be going with them, seeing as you agree”
WP: “No, their policies are terrible”.
Updated: Looks like the Herald is awake. (HT again to DPF)
Honestly, do these people think we’re stupid?
David Farrar and Sir Humphery record the moment Chris Trotter lost it. I hope he read this blog on his way around.
Actually, wastn’t that a few weeks ago when he said corruption was ok in government so long as it was for the benefit of the left?
This is of course, yet another fiendish scheme by the Vast Right Wing Conspiracy to discredit their critics. The real Chris Trotter is locked up in a safe house in South Auckland trying to untie himself…