Why did Key express confidence in Smith in the morning having read the 2nd letter that is the supposed reason for him going?
The 2nd letter is a red herring, a far more minor conflict than the reference letter that Key had no problem with, so what was the real reason for the resignation, what are they trying to distract us from?
How did it happen the woman with whom Smith’s had a conflict of interest that triggered his resignation is also the person who got the largest ACC leak in history? The two aren’t related – Smith’s letters were written before Pullar got the leak – so are we meant to believe it’s just one hell of a coincidence?
What deal did Smith get to stay in Parliament avoiding a by-election that could well see Street win – she’s been closing the gap on Smith who has huge personal support – costing the government its majority on asset sales and the rest of its rightwing agenda?
Check out Key at the stand-up after the resignation. Do you believe a word he’s saying with his tranzrail eyes on? He gives it away at 9.10 – 9.30, he’s just bullshitting.