The lardo heifer is clearing her throat…


When we get to this end of an election campaign, I always look for the little subtext, the small errors, and people misspeaking.

It reveals what their thinking is.  Here’s a great example from the Green Party today


Julie Anne’s excitement about her efforts being recognised and making progress made her drop her guard.

If you have an expectation to implement your own policy, you would have said “Great news!  The construction contracts ideas I put forward will be implemented by a Green/Labour government!”

Instead, we can see she knows that isn’t on the cards, and is elated with the consolation prize:   that a National Government has seen fit to pick up one of her ideas.

Word from deep within Labour is that they too know it’s all over.

Bar John Key being caught picking baby flesh from his teeth, this election is done.   The Greens and Labour know it too.

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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.