It’s interesting to see National is attacking Peter Davis, the PM’s husband, over a letter he wrote to the NZ Herald about the Electoral Finance Bill.
Apparently Peter Davis – a respected university professor – is not entitled to views of his own and is merely parroting the lines of the ‘Clark household’. From Bill English’s press release:
“Professor Davis clearly shares Labour’s suspicion of any dollar that isn’t a taxpayer dollar, and Labour’s inability to handle any criticism.
“The letter shows the whole Clark household is out of touch.”
Given Bill English’s complaints about criticism of his son’s racist, homophobic and anti-semitic comments on Bebo, his decision to issue a press release criticising the Clark household rings a little hollow.
But more to the point, isn’t this attack on Davis’ ability to separate his career from that of his partner a little hypocritical, given National’s desperate attempts to make political capital over the Madeleine Setchell affair?