We all knew Bill Ralston had become a nutty fringe right-winger despite how much he likes to play the slighted liberal.
Lots of people in the public eye hold pretty extreme ideas, but most of them keep them to themselves and try to look Moderateâ„¢. Not our mate Bill though. Oh no, he’s proudly pinning his loony right-wing colours to the mast – and then some.
Whole thing raises some questions though. What does it mean that Key’s media trainer and the man responsible for his billboards are both Randian loons? What was Ralston doing taking public money to be the head of news for TVNZ? And will he give the money back now he’s made it clear he thinks it’s theft?