Rodney Hide launches into Laila Harre at The NBR [paywalled]:
I am worried about Laila HarrĂ©: having dropped any pretence of principle she now finds hypocrisy addictive. Thereâs no other explanation. She should have ODâd by now, but no, she just keeps loading it up.
Her latest dose is to assert property rights in Green Party policy.
Thatâs right. Thatâs her response to criticism of her announcing Green Party policy as hers just hours ahead of the Greenâs release. Ms HarrĂ© was working for the Greens. She then decamped to lead the Internet Party taking Green Party policy with her. No wonder the Greens are little annoyed in their touchy-feely, caring way.
But as she explains it, âLook, I contributed huge intellectual property to the Green Party in the 15 months that I spent working for them.â So whatâs theirs is also hers.
Thatâs a bellyful of hypocrisy. Remember this is the Internet Party. Her partyâs founder, funder, paymaster and visionary is fighting to avoid facing copyright infringement charges. Intellectual property doesnât mean that much to Mr Dotcom.
For his proxy leader to be defending herself by spuriously claiming intellectual property is breathtaking hypocrisy. Intellectual property matters to Ms HarrĂ© â but only when sheâs claiming it as hers. No one elseâs appears to matter.
But having teamed up with Mr Dotcom, Ms Harre now wallows in hypocrisy. She canât get enough. Every time she opens her mouth she takes another hit.
Hypocrisy is a particular attribute that is endemic in the left-wing of politics.
Mr Dotcomâs opulent lifestyle is everything that Ms HarrĂ© has railed against her whole life. She picked coffee for the Sandinistas. Thatâs what rich, lefty kids did back in the day. It was much more romantic than a mundane job with real New Zealand workers. Â Â Read more »