Turns out our Vic is a bit of a trophy hunter.
In a clear display of support, National MP Paula Bennett has been spotted [there just happened to be a Herald journo there!] having lunch with one of the front-runners for the Auckland mayoralty.
She was spotted [spotted!] yesterday with candidate Victoria Crone at Ponsonby’s Prego restaurant where she confirmed they’d met to “conspire on a good campaign”.
While declaring her strong support for Ms Crone’s campaign, the MP stopped short of declaring her presence was an official party endorsement.
Well, no. That would be against John Key’s strict rules of not getting involved in local body politics. But apparently you can be “spotted” just fine by journalists who just happen to “spot” you and then you tell them in gushing detail that the candidate is the second coming of Jesus, except, not officially, because John Key said, “No.” Read more »