ACT infighting continues

Written By: - Date published: 2:40 pm, August 25th, 2010 - 14 comments
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The ACT Party’s in-fighting continues:

Act member Peter Tashkoff has announced he will contest party leader Rodney Hide for the right to stand for Act in the seat of Epsom.

Newstalk ZB reported that Mr Tashkoff – number seven on Act’s party list – had been scathing of Mr Hide’s performance as leader and the handling of the Heather Roy affair.

It quoted Mr Tashkoff as saying Mr Hide was a failure as a leader, a liability to the party and had to go.

Mr Tashkoff – a supporter of Mrs Roy -said pretending Act was not divided would not fix anything.

Much as Rodney is trying to turn the story away from his toxic, bullying personality and the dysfunctional state of ACT under his leadership, the public aren’t buying it. Neither, it seems, is his own party.

14 comments on “ACT infighting continues”

  1. bobo 1

    Turn it into a political reality series where contestants are set humiliating meaningless tasks with the winner each week getting to wear the yellow immunity jacket.

  2. gobsmacked 2

    Heather’s back in the House today. She’s released a statement:

    “I am committed to ACT. We have had some robust discussions, and we are now ready to move on. I pledge my support to the leader, who is a total shit. I stand by everything I have said, including the things Rodney has denied, the liar. I am confident I have the support of Rodney Hide, who wants me gone, the bastard, and he has promised to work with me to restore ACT. We are united, both me and the bully. There are no divisions in the party that can’t be healed through a show of unity, and Rodney’s balls on a plate. Together we are going to work very hard in Epsom, either to win it, or oust Rodney, whatever.

    All of us are committed to ACT – or at least, committed to keeping ACT in the headlines. Thank you.”

    • Deborah Kean 2.1

      Very good gobsmacked! 😀

    • RobertM 2.2

      Actually I’m sure she’s running for the leadership of the Labour Party, not a right wing party like Act. The Gillard like suits and the new hairdo are a give away. I seem to remember she was once a member of the West branch of the Timaru Labour Pary. Not conjointly. We even (West Branch) sent a telegram supporting Lange in his valiant effort to hold off Rogers attempted coup.

  3. Ron 3

    This is such great news. These guys will eat themselves and disappear

  4. Rex Widerstrom 4

    How much further can they fracture?! Can it be long before we have statements being issued saying they support Rodney Hide, but only between the hours of 7.30 and 11.30 am, or till 12.30 pm on Fridays because his other supporter has to pick the kids up. They also support Heather Roy, but strictly from 2.30 till 6.30 pm, though not on every other Friday because they’re getting their hair done. And in the evenings they support Sir Roger… but only if they’ve had a few 😀

  5. sukie Damson 5

    Just when you thought this sorry mess could not get uglier, in walks someone called Peter Tashkoff.

  6. Anne 6

    Hide’s temerity knows no bounds. He’s now demanding an “explanation” from Heather Roy about last week’s developments as though she was the one who started it. He seems to have lost sight of the fact that Boscawen formally gave notice of a challenge for the deputy leadership 10 to 12 days earlier – at Hide’s behest for sure. Is he saying that Heather Roy had no right to defend her position and her ministerial portfolios?

    It may be hilarious theatre but his behaviour – and the way the government is turning a blind eye – has the potential to destabilise the democratic political institutions of this country.

  7. Jimmy 7

    Good clean out by ACT.Stronger for it in 2011.Bring it on!

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