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Thursday, August 25, 2005

Just some random students

"Some Waikato University students" to Gerry Brownlee:
So they put party leadership on the agenda. "Why aren't you the National Party leader?" asked one. "You're better than Brash. (Helen) Clark easily beat him in the leaders' debate and is the stronger leader by far."

"I don't think Don did too bad at all," Mr Brownlee responded.

"Leaders set agendas rather than follow them. Don has set the agenda for this election. He is a guy who is going to be an extraordinarily good prime minister."

But, to laughter, another suggested that even if he was PM, Dr Brash would still be terrorised by Helen Clark.
Excellent reporting by the Waikato Times. Does your average politically disinterested student watch the TV debates? I wonder if the Waikato Times people are aware prominent University students are often strident advocates for a certain left-leaning political party.
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Posted by Antarctic Lemur | 8/25/2005 06:08:00 AM


Blogger Ashley Clarkson said...

If Don is PM, then I expect the knives will come out pretty soon. It's been a long time since that party had a change of leader, and there are a few aspirants there I am sure.

8/25/2005 09:40:00 AM  
Blogger Ashley Clarkson said...

The point being she will be too busy covering her back to be able to "terrorise" Brash.

8/25/2005 09:41:00 AM  
Blogger vanzyl said...

I think that regardless whether she wins or lose the knives will be out. As Tamahere eluded there is a faction that has had enough of her at the top. I think also that Cullen, Mahare and Goff has been salivating for a while.

Note that Cullen has been very much in the background for the last month. Sure he has been around here and there to argue Key, but for a man who has as much been the face of Labour in the last 6 years as Helen has been, he has been very quiet.

I believe that he is slowly positioning himself for a coup attempt by mid next year if they win, late this year if they lose.

The question is will he have the support of the other two?

8/25/2005 09:59:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

did notice you had a link to act on campus. So did the leftwing conspiricy media not interview them?

8/25/2005 06:02:00 PM  

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