A dude told me a good political rule of thumb the other day. â€˜If Farrar won’t go near something, it’s pure political poison. Farrar can be low but he’s got good instincts for saving his brand. Look at the way he dropped Lee and his Mt Albert blogmobile’.
So I had to laugh when I turned on Close Up tonight and saw Cameron Slater/Whaleoil.
Think. First Sainsbury wanted someone to defend Key and Worth. Would have gone to mainstream rightwing commentators like Hooton first. Next it would have been Farrar. According to Sainsbury, Slater was the only one who would do it.
Everyone else had enough nous not to be seen standing up for a minister accused of a serious sexual offence and a PM who knew about the allegations, and believed them, but kept Worth on for a week. Everyone but Slater.
Pretty funny watching the interview. Slater’s so out of touch he doesn’t even know when Key learned of the complaint against Worth. Even though Key had told us five hours earlier in Question Time.
You’re in deep trouble when the only person willing to associate themselves with you is a short, fat misogynist, and it’s not Farrar.