National’s Strategic Stupidity, Ctd

Tariana Turia has announced she will retire.

Having solved the Sea Bed and Foreshore issue her party no longer has a reason to exist, and it is hard to image them finding someone with the mana required to take over in her seat.

I have long held that the Maori Party is doomed, and that National is rapidly running out of coalition partners. National may win a majority this time, but has only won a majority once since 1951. With no coalition partners and Labour and the Greens likely to work together National will become the Natural Party of Opposition.

Why hasn’t National gone all out to protect its future by telling the New Zealand public to vote for change in this referendum?

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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.  And 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 that takes no prisoners.

He is fearless in his pursuit of a story.

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