This is one of the more astute comments I have read on the whole Peters corruption and lies debacle. A vote for Peters is a vote for a Labour Government | Kiwiblog. I have been absolutely gripped. The first time in probably 3 years that I have watched 2 question times back to back. Mind you it has been fairly busy the last few years.
Watching Parliament yesterday I was irritated by the way John key was questioning Helen Clark. He was not going over the top and fulminating at her. I was disappointed that he was not making much progress. She batted back Keys questions easily and expressed her confidence in Winston, her Foreign Minister. When he announced his plans to ditch Winston it dawned on me that she walked right into his carefully laid trap. What a finesse. When JK pulled the plug on Winston she became forever linked at the hip with a man without integrity. She made the election National versus Labour/Winston. She committed electoral suicide.
John Key did not lose his skills when he became leader of the opposition. He now has Clark exactly where he wants her. He faked her out completely. She thought she could bully on through but she has simply compromised her own integrity in the electorate eyes. There is no question but that Key must have known about that Owen letter for a week. It is dated 19 August. Great discipline to let Hide do the primary running. He knew full well during question time that he was going to announce afterwards that he was not going to do a coalition with Winston. Just get Clark right onto the hook irrevocably. Brilliant!!!