Fat German ratbag to put his popularity to the test

Billy Big Steps should get used to wearing orange

Billy Big Steps should get used to wearing orange

Will he be more popular than John Minto? Also bloody hard to campaign from a cell in Los Angeles. Convicted fraudster and insider trader Kim Dotcom looks like he may try to run for parliament.

Megaupload founder Kim Dotcom appears poised to run for parliament.   

The German millionaire, who is fighting extradition to the United States where he faces copyright charges, took to Twitter today to acknowledge his plans to enter politics.

“My embryonic NZ political plans leaked by whistleblower. Still looking for partners. Not ready yet,” Dotcom tweeted.

I hope he will explain to Kiwi voters all about Megaporn.com and Megarotic.com...

The good news is he will take plenty of votes off the Greens and Labour…could be electoral carnage…even better will be watching those two parties first of all fall all over Billy Big Steps to court him then when they realise he is cannibalising their vote turn on him.

Of course the biggest problem that Billy Big Steps faces is that he is not and not ever likely to be a NZ Citizen. You can’t stand for parliament if you are not.


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  • Whinging Pom

    Is he a citizen? I thought he was just a resident.

    • Igotta Numbum

      He’s only a resident, so he’s shit outta luck.

  • Euan Ross-Taylor

    He should fit right in to Labours’ front bench next to Mr Jones – but they will have to change those front seats and put in a large bench seat.

    • Mr_V4

      Parakura left space available.

  • opusx

    April 1st?

  • Michael

    I would also be interested in how he will deal with wider attention being given to the more damning bits of his US indictment, such as his emails about quality issues with pirated files on the Megaupload sites, or the delibrate decision to only delete one URL to a pirated file at a time, rather than deleting the file.

  • unitedtribes

    Will get plenty of free promotion from TV 3 but not from Cambell who’s not his friend

  • dumbshit

    on “breakfast” this morning john keys suggested name for dot-crims new political party—-no-hope

  • Quintin Hogg

    Fat boy isn’t as popular as he thinks.
    So much so, that I think that his lawyers may be getting push back from their other clients.

    • AnonWgtn

      Are his very expensive Lawyers getting paid yet ? – or are they Pro Bono with reward after the Extradition hearings rule in his favour – looking forward to the trial, but am unsure of the Liberal New Zealand judges.

  • Guest

    No doubt Crim Dotcon will be funding the Pirate Party or something as equally childish as this. Look forward to them explaining their position on stock pump and dump frauds, criminal hacking, and embezzlement.

    • AnonWgtn

      Has he got any money in New Zealand ? – thought he had to apply to the Courts for more money above that he is currently allowed.

  • Whafe

    It’s sure is a funny old world we live in.
    Give me strength!

  • Guest

    He’s a potential coalition partner for a Shane Jones lead Labour Party – imagine the late night shenanigans with Jones on the laptop looking at Megaporn!

  • GazzW

    The Kriminaliguddy.com Party?

  • AngryTory

    So I can vote Kim – why can’t I vote Whale?

    • Polish Pride

      You can AT. Just write whale under all the other candidates, put a box next to it and tick the box. ;)

  • David Thornton

    He would need a New Zealand Passport!!!

    • GazzW

      Shane Jones will sell him one – to be presented personally in the caucus room.

  • Col

    But I have zee money to buyze ctisiship, you are tringggggggg to stop mes and zee party, Mr Keyyy villllllll be ins zee trouble, I vill export zim.

  • Ducky

    they don’t have onesies size that will fit fatcom, and they won’t allow onesies as dress attire in parliament dress codes. unless….

  • XM16E1

    Good to see he enjoys orange jumpsuits.

  • Andy

    He can’t! He is not a citizen and he never will be one!

    • Polish Pride

      get the right government and who knows what money can’t buy.

  • Patrick

    I like the orange boiler suit – kind of reminds me of the inhabitants of GITMO, a location our fat friend should be sent to. Few hours waterboarding the fat fraud would make great television.

  • cows4me

    Will he be signing up Andrew Gall for his PR team?

  • LesleyNZ

    Already got a party – it is called “Weightwatchers”.

    • AnonWgtn

      He looks like a prime Heart Attack candidate.

  • Hazards001

    I take it this means Russel the rabid hater of all things economic money printing Norman is a New Zealand citizen?

    How the fuck did that happen?

    The dept. of immigration needs a kick in the twat the girl wonders. If that green terrorist can qualify then next thing Achmed Zaoui annd Osama bin Laden will qualify…oh…wait…

  • Steve R

    He’s been here awhile , maybe he should take a holiday . He should go to aussi for the week .
    Then we will see a country not rapt up in his bullshit hand him over to the yanks so he can prove just how inercent he really is . Or maybe not so inercent

  • caussie

    Apparently the same law applies in the USA but it still looks like you can be President even if your citizenship is questionable…….

  • Lucjorieux

    When he goes to prison in America he will be the big gay dinosaur Megasorearse

  • Mr_V4

    Don’t see a problem with him being a party president. Maybe Whale should join him, two blokes that don’t get along would make for a good internal debate. Party could be called ‘The Fat Con & Whale Party.