Spot the Difference

Helen Clark said

“the only thing he [Taito Philip Field] is guilty of is helping his constituents”

Michael Cullen said:

“the fundamental fault Mr Field committed was to work too hard on behalf of the many, many hundreds of people who come to his electorate office on immigration matters.” …

“He works harder on those matters than I suspect the entire National Party caucus does on constituency cases. If that is what he is guilty of, then I am sure he is happy to plead guilty to working hard on behalf of his constituents.“

and Len Brown said

“The only thing I’m guilty of is spending too much time out there, and not enough time in my office doing administration”

What’s the link between Helen Clark’s infamous clanger about convicted crook Philip Field and the curiously similar comment from  credit card cheapskate Len Brown?

Labour spin doctor – David Lewis.

Make no mistake – the Labour playbook is now in effect to try and save Captain Entitlement from the wolves of the media. Though I’m not sure Brown really wants to use too many of Taito’s defense lines.

Why hasn’t he come clean on theinfamous Volare night and why is he so insistent on dying in the ditch for $810.00?

Of course the other matter is why is a Brown campaign spokesman speaking now for the mayor on council related matters?


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As much at home writing editorials as being the subject of them, Cam has won awards, including the Canon Media Award for his work on the Len Brown/Bevan Chuang story. When he’s not creating the news, he tends to be in it, with protagonists using the courts, media and social media to deliver financial as well as death threats.

They say that news is something that someone, somewhere, wants kept quiet. Cam Slater doesn’t do quiet and, as a result, he is a polarising, controversial but highly effective journalist who takes no prisoners.

He is fearless in his pursuit of a story.

Love him or loathe him, you can’t ignore him.

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