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One law for National, One law for the rest of us?

11 November 2011 13 comments

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When it comes to double standards, the Right have no comparison. They are adept at holding double standards. Triple standards even, if it suits them.

Case in point;  blogger Cameron Slater, who runs the sleazy “Whaleoil” blogsite, has laid a complaint with the Police about a letter from Wigram MP, Jim Anderton,  sent to voters endorsing the Labour candidate Megan Woods. Anderton will be standing down this term and retiring,

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By what stretch of the imagination can Anderton’s endorsement of Megan Woods be seen as a matter for Police attention – when John Key and Don Brash have been doing a very-public dance of endorsing ACT candidate, John Banks, for the Epsom electorate?

It appears that Jim Anderton’s “crime” is that he made his endorsement openly, honestly, and put it in writing for the voting public to consider.

By comparison, John Key will be having a “symbolic cup of tea/coffee” with John Banks at a cafe – thereby sending a “nudge, nudge, wink, wink” message to Epsom voters to give the ACT candidate their electorate vote,

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Jim Anderton is retiring and makes his preference for a successor known publicly – and an extremist right-wing blogger lays a Police complaint.

John Key and Don Brash are doing semi-secret deals – and neither the Electoral Commission nor the Police, nor any right-wing bloggers, bat an eyelid.

I think we get the picture.

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““I’m not telling anyone to vote in a particular way because I don’t think it’s right, but we have had a constructive relationship with ACT and wouldn’t be at all unhappy if they were back,” Key said…

…But Key is being accused of hypocrisy over one very confusing detail.

Key lives in Epsom, but won’t do what he is asking voters to do.

“As leader of the National Party, I’ll be voting for the National candidate,” he said.” Ibid

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Meanwhile, the Pythonesque Dance-of-the-Deranged continues, with this ACT (or National?) campaign launch,

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So there we have it.

The deed  is done, a deal is struck.  People “swallowed dead rats” by the bucketload.  And some of  Dear Leader’s teflon peeled away…

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