Until now, Melissa Lee’s only remaining selling point in this train wreck of a campaign has been that the party she’s standing for is currently in Government. As she said in her press release yesterday:
‘I am the only candidate that Mt Albert voters can vote for that will be inside John Key’s Government.’
Unfortunate then to see John Key kneecap her once again in today’s Dominion Post:
Mr Key also conceded that Ms Lee’s campaign, which has featured several embarrassing gaffes, could have been helped if she had been briefed about plans for a controversial motorway through the electorate. She was not briefed because she was not in the executive.
So much for the line that a vote for Melissa Lee will give the people of Mt Albert a voice in Government. Not only does she have no say, she’s not even being told about the decisions the Government is making in Mt Albert until she sees it on the six o’clock news like the rest of us. So remind me then, why exactly would anyone vote for Melissa Lee?
[Funny also that Melissa Lee is constantly using “prior engagements” to excuse herself from fronting up to candidate debates like everyone else. Why is it that no one else but Lee has these prior engagements that they can’t get out of?]