After Roger Douglas’ big comeback speech was accidentally released two days early on the Internet due to inept media handling, then parodied on youtube by a sockpuppet before it had even been delivered I didn’t see much point in bothering with the actual content.
Funnily enough, not many others have either. But one person who has is Gordon Campbell, who’s done an excellent critique over at Scoop. It’s well worth a read – that is, if watching the tragic decline of a discredited right-wing ideologue is your kind of thing.
[Update: the hilarity continues – according to a person who was there, Douglas didn’t use his speech because it had been leaked. The Herald, however, quoted from the speech as if he had given it, they didn’t bother sending a reporter. If a tree doesn’t fall in a forest but our newspaper of record reports it has, did it really fall? SP]