Here’s the first par of National’s release on the rail deal:
National Party Leader John Key says at a time when householders are struggling to pay the weekly bills, Helen Clark’s decision to spend the thick end of a billion dollars to buy back the rail rolling stock does not make any sense.
Here’s Fran O’Sullivan’s first par in her column about the rail deal:
Finance Minister Michael Cullen has now spent the thick end of a billion dollars of taxpayers’ cash to renationalise a flagging railway system he could have picked up for a song much earlier if he had played a more aggressive hand.
H-A-C-K spells “Hack”.
I wonder how much the Herald pays her for her outstanding cut and paste talent?