I see there is another round of Labour leadership rumour mongering going on. Goff has patiently (yet again) rubbished the “claim”, and pointed out that it is just stories spread by the Nats to try and distract from the mess that they are in. Goff nails it:
“When is the news media going to stop listening to Whale Oil and Matthew Hooton who are in the back pockets of the National Party spreading rumours that have no truth at all,” Goff said.
Social Development Minister Paula Bennett had flip-flopped over the payment cards for beneficiaries and Prime Minister John Key had messed up over unemployment statistics.
“They’re embarrassed, they’re looking for red herrings.”
It’s such an obvious Nat distraction, wouldn’t it be grand if our journos could recognise it for what it is?
Hey! Psssst! Here’s a hot one! I hear via the tipsy line that Joyce has been doing the numbers and is ready to roll Key! It should all go down at a BBQ some time this weekend. And best of all, this tip is every bit as credible as the usual Nat versions of same!