Hugging the corpse from National’s Epsom chair

It is my rule in politics to never hug a corpse…at least not publicly. People should keep their political necrophilia behind closed doors.

What a dumb move from a National Party officeholder to enthusiastically hug a rotting corpse, especially one who disgraced themselves and got the DCM from the highest levels of the party.

It is a great pity that Claudette has withdrawn her candidature, she is a fine person, extremely able and has done very well during her short time in the house.

Additionally Claudette has demonstrated very ably that National’s philosophies and support for individual responsibility and private enterprise are widely supported.

Haere Ra Claudette, all the very best for the future.

Tom Bowden

Though Bowden’s emotional dribble might be understandable as he’s had a pretty rotten year after his young blonde wife left him for a randy septuagenarian QC.

Still, it confirms why the National Party in Epsom is not much chop and why its easy for the PM to keep using Epsom as the strategic seat.

One thing though, I would have thought it better for Paul Goldsmith to knock on as many doors as possible because all that personal interaction with voters is sure to give the Act candidate a real boost.

I believe that Claudette Hauiti may have realised that she has let a great many people down and actually has the courage to call on them to apologise…that is good.



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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.