Matt McCarten: Only Peters has the front to play Father Xmas with taxpayer cash – For some reason, New Zealanders seem to have a tolerance for Winston Peters that we never have for any other politician. I suppose it's our propensity to love a bad boy and a larrikin.
Over the years, Peters has said and done the… [NZ Politics]
Matt McCarten once again applies political commonsense, this time to the debate of Winston's stolen thousands.
[quote]The Auditor-General's original charge was that our politicians had unethically used public money to buy votes. Peters has pulled off a breath-taking feat. Not only did he misuse money two years ago, but he is using the same money to fund publicity he hopes will get him elected again next year. It remains to be seen if enough New Zealanders vote for a party with this sort of morality compass.[/quote]
And that is the point, Peters is once again using our own money to bribe people.