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Thursday, April 07, 2005

Towards a new Vast Right Wing Dirt Campaign

Now that the Tamihere issue is over, we can discuss other Labour targets. Aaron Bhatnagar started the ball rolling (read the comments). Labour is under pressure, and now is the time to uncover more statistics, follow up on more anonymous tips, and design PQ's to press the weak spots in Labours line-up.


1. George Hawkins. Force his resignation over inteference in Police resourcing and lying to Parliament. We have to prevent him damaging the Police further. His lying is revolting and I don't think its well-known to the public. This message needs to be spread further and emphasized regularly.

2. Michael Cullen. His temper has flared and now is a bad time to let him regain his cool. His manipulation of the surplus figures is a disturbing effort to put short-term political motivations above the principles of Ruth Richardson's Fiscal Responsibility Act, not to mention general accounting standards. He's obviously a sensitive guy who doesn't like people questioning his integrity, so the other angle is Cullen's sneaky 'slight changes' made to bills written with coalition partners. If we can find evidence of this, then coalition partners will put Labour under even more pressure both in and outside Parliament. In the best-case scenario, the Greens will decide being in opposition is better than going down with Labour's sinking ship, and United Future will become much more interested in a Right coalition.

Best left alone

1. Steve Maharey. This guy is Labour's worst enemy. Leave him at the reins of any Ministry and watch as the scandals unfold. Best left to create media headlines with little effort from the opposition required.

Target Winston Peters

National and Act should make a public statement saying they will never form a coalition Government with NZ First. NZ First were responsible for many of the PR nightmares of the 1990's, and I don't want to see the Right destroyed by this vain "tailor's dummy" again.

The political penalties of National/Act dealing with Winston again are unimagineable, and a majority in Parliament can't be achieved while NZ First is sucking voters from other centrist/Right parties.

Many voters (like myself) factor Winston's power into their voting calculations. If he is removed from the calculation, then voting for National/Act is so much easier for a centrist voter. Removing Peters from Parliament has to be a goal of this coming election.

Posted by Antarctic Lemur | 4/07/2005 12:10:00 pm


Blogger Adolf Fiinkensein said...

I think the Cullender with his quaint brand of economix is the real target. Knock him over and there's no one left to grind the monkey - or what ever they do in Labour these days.

4/07/2005 03:49:00 pm  
Blogger Antarctic Lemur said...

Yes, but first have to do away with Hawkins. It can't be long now after the revelation yesterday a detective or two was removed from his normal duties for traffic patrols.

4/07/2005 08:56:00 pm  
Blogger Greg Stephens said...

Lowest crime rate in 23 years speaks plently of the Police Minister, also the tough new bill for sex offenders is coming in for 2nd reading and Committee. Labour is ready for law and order.
But I agree that EVERYONE should beat up on Winston.

4/07/2005 09:03:00 pm  
Blogger Antarctic Lemur said...

Appreciate your comment. It's so pleasant to have sane people like you and Idiot/Savant (etc) around to offset the weirdos from both sides of the aisle.

As to the crime figures, if you read the post on "Goodbye George", another cop claims the stats have been manipulated to increase solution rates and decrease crime rates. And I thought some parts of the new sex offenders bill were United Future's doing, though I might be wrong on that.

I think every party should make it clear that no deals will be done with Winston. I doubt 5% of voters are willing to send their vote down the toilet and commit NZ to the farce of the mid 90's again.

4/07/2005 09:11:00 pm  
Blogger Antarctic Lemur said...

Isn't the Crimes Amendment Bill Filk Off's baby?

4/07/2005 09:16:00 pm  

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