Election thoughts

As ye sow, so shall ye reap:

Labour and the left ran a campaign based on telling lies and identifying other lies that may not have been.

There was a far degree of envy from some on the left because Key had managed to do well in his life, and was now trying to do well for the country that gave him the chance.

So that’s what they sowed. Nastiness and envy.

And what did they reap?

Winston Peters

He just fits the bill perfectly.

Contrast the John, John, John approach of Phil Goff, to the response Key gave to Goff in victory, and the credit Key gave the man, and the position.

The winner of the campaign?

Damien O’Conner.

He said stuff your gaggle of gays and self serving unionists, I’ll stand for what I believe in. And the Coasters believed in him enough to send him back again. Hos was the only Labour gain of note on the night,  and from a good bloke.

The first  loser of the campaign?

Trevor Mallard as campaign manager. What was he thinking? Does he not understand “Party vote”

The second loser:

Phil Goff, for not shutting Peters down when Key did. It was handed to him on a plate, and by not doing it, he effectively endorsed Peters to Labour supporters for their party vote. FAIL.

It appears that inept Labour supporters gave away their aprty vote to Winston Peters as spart of some deluded strategy that somehow helping Winston wasn’t going to hurt Labour. Little did they realise that there are very few opportunities to play strategically, and only in a couple of seats and never , ever do you play with your party vote. It seems Labour learned nothing from the Clark years when it was said that they knew how to play the MMP game.

The real losers:

Anyone who was stupid enough to vote for NZ First. It is soul destroying to think that so many NZers are so stupid and gullible. A real Fail for the education system and logical thinking.

What will they get as return for the next 3 years? A well watered pot plant and a well juiced leader and lots and lots of lies.

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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.