After the hell that rained down on them over the EFA (much of it richly deserved) I can only assume that Labour thinks National’s got it about right. Although to my eyes the fact that third party or parallel campaigns have no limits on what they can spend is disturbing and simply requiring people who spend more that $12K to register with the Electoral Commission is nothing to celebrate. The Exclusive Brethren ads were authorised with a real name, after all.
However I look forward to seeing the new modern clarification of what consititutes election advertising. It was excrutiating to watch the parties tie them selves up in knots over whether this statement from this MP or that was electioneering during the last campaign. Although here’s a tip: you’re in politics, people. It’s pretty much all electioneering, or it should be. There’s nothing more dangerous than politicians who don’t care if they’re re-elected or not. Roger Douglas was one.