Focussing on the things that matter, Ctd

Red Alert

At the last election Phil Goff told us that Labour would focus on the things that matter to Kiwi voters….and I am glad to see that David Shearer has continued that policy as has Clare Curran who has written two posts about the concerning occurrence of “ghost” followers of John Key on Twitter.

After much scientific analysis she concludes seriously that:

I think the question that remains is how did John Key acquire nearly 30,000 bogus  followers?

I fully expect she will be calling for an inquiry next, or at the very least have Trevor Mallard draft 15 questions for her to read slowly but precisely in the house on Tuesday.

Glad to see Labour staying focussed on the things that matter. Clearly Trevor Mallard is still in charge of strategy and continuing to steal those underpants.

1. Analyse John Key’s Twitter followers


3. Win Votes


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  • Guest

    Labour now need to read out the name of all of John Key’s followers at the next debate in the house.

    • Arran H

      That could be their plan as a way of delaying a certain bill.

  • Allyson

    Clare should ask him, I’ve always found John to be an honest and open sort. If he knows where they came from he would tell her.

  • Mr Sackunkrak

    i’d rather have “ghost” followers than a “ghost” leader.

  • Arran H

    I think many people should be thanking for their analysis. Clare Curren says that she will be undertaking a cleanout of my followers.
    so all of those people who she removes should thank her for doing something they’ve been meaning to do.

  • Redbaiter

    I don’t think the focus is right here.

    In spite of what the National cheer squad (Farrar and Slater) say, the allegation has the potential to reflect badly uponthe honesty and integrity of the PM’s officve.

    I woudl just like the allegations answered.

    Are they true or not?

    Did key have 30,00o fake followers or not.

    Surely that is what is important.

    Effort should be put into refuting these allegations rather than smokescreening them.

    • It’s a difficult question to answer as it comes down to the definition of what is a fake profile. I have a personal profile that I’ve never tweeted from, has no followers, no photo etc So according to the people that ran the figures (should really point out that they are biased) I am a fake follower. And I’m sure there are many like me. There could be a lot of reasons for that. I can’t tweet about my work and personally I dislike people tweeting about the inane. Maybe Green party supporters like having their photo online more than National party supporters, or perhaps they enjoy commenting on the colour of their eggs.

      Or maybe there are a bunch of people who support National and John Key, and want to be notified of his tweets, but don’t want to publicise themselves to the world in doing so.

      Frankly, its a waste of time spending any time on it (other than my short lunch break to type this) and is purely trying to find some way to attack John Key, which the left has been trying to do for so long.

    • jesus you’re a tool. get back to masturbating in your garret. wash socks regularly.