Don Brash now stealing underpants

While Trevor Mallard has given up his part-time hobby of politics for 6 weeks to further his full time hobby of rugby watching, Don Brash has decided that stealing underpants is a valid campaign strategy.

1. Deliver race relations speech
2. ????
3. Win votes

On Thursday night, while the ACT front-row of Boscawen, Roy and Douglas were enjoying fine dining and conversation at Formosa Country Club, along with John Banks, the campaign manager Stuart Wilson, dear old Don Brash was at the Bureta Park Motor Inn in Tauranga delivering yet another speech on race relations.

It had clearly failed to come to the attention of the strategic genius running ACT’s campaign that it was the night before the start of the World Cup and therefore unlikely to get any headlines outside of Tauranga.

My understanding is that ACT now intends to use the political hiatus of the World Cup to vigorously campaign nationwide to audiences of between 5 and 10 people. Their focus groups have found this to be the optimum size for cut through of the message. Phone booths are being booked as we speak.


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  • Mike Readman

    Surely the craziest thing they’ve done so far is think anybody’s going to care when they announce Isaac as number 3. Most people haven’t even heard of her.

  • thor42

    Act just don’t have a ***fucking clue.*** Bloody hopeless.
    They should forget bullshit like this and focus instead on retaining Epsom. That’s their only lifeline, and if they don’t win it, they’re fucked.

  • reid

    Don. told you before, stop trying to resurrect Orewa I. It was a one off.

    Orewa II will never happen.

    Stick to knitting: i.e. economics. You’re very articulate.

  • Hey Jude

    You should be asking the Campaign Manager why. I am told he was the one who insisted on resurrecting that canned strategy.