Now we know why Kiwiblog wants the Electoral Finance Bill killed – it could cost Farrar money! Kiwiblog “has some significant advertising lined up” which may be “at serious risk”. Certainly, Kiwiblog is a dyed-in-blue-wool National Party supporter.
Kiwiblog also goes on a rave about other straw men, such as placards in demos having to carry names and addresses – shock horror! That’s only if the placard makers spent more than $12,000 on the same ad, and former ACT Treasurer John Boscawen’s motley crowd in Auckland on Sunday wouldn’t have got anywhere near that.
Kiwiblog’s apoplexy gets so bad that the language is incomprehensible – “They restrict foreign donors to $1,000 yet define a foreign donor in such a way that Owen Glenn can still give his $500,000 to Labour despite not having lived here for 40 years” – you wouldn’t want to rely on this source for any meaningful analysis.
The mean-minded Farrar would presumably want to have prevented Owen Glenn from making his $7.5million donation to the Auckland University Business School named after him.
However I’ll bet his National colleagues at Party headquarters would like to make sure that overseas residents David Richwhite and Doug Myers, listed as significant donors in the Hollow Men, are still able to donate to the National Party, even if they have to do it openly this time.