Here’s a question: Why are the Labour Party and the Green Taliban still feverishly going around collecting Asset Sales Referendum signatures?
On the 4th of January 2013, this was all over the news:
New Zealanders will have their say on asset sales this year after a petition to force a referendum reached the 300,000 signatures needed, campaigners say.
Grey Power national president Roy Reid said the group had collected more than 340,000 signatures, allowing for a percentage of signatures that did not meet the requirements under the Citizen Initiated Referendum Act.
After checking the figures at the end of 2012, Mr Reid was confident they now had the numbers to push through the referendum.
Could it be that their 340,000 signatures had lots of duplicates and fake names? At least 40,000 and apparently more? How did their own checks fail to spot the multiple entries for Rod Donald?
We’re talking at least one in ten names being fake or unacceptable. How can you not spot that even on a cursory cross-check?
At least the Green Taliban are bribing the kids with cake. Because if you know students, you know they’re always hungry and will sell a signature for food.