Written By: - Date published: 8:25 am, August 6th, 2017 - 83 comments
Categories: jacinda ardern, paula bennett, the praiseworthy and the pitiful - Tags: jacinda ardern, nasty nats, paula bennett, spot the difference
Back in May the Nats chose Nikki Kaye as their vehicle to attack Jacinda Ardern. It didn’t work so well – Patrick Gower: National’s attacks on Jacinda Ardern look desperate, and – National’s attack on Labour’s deputy suggests concerns more than skin deep.
Having learned nothing from the slapdown, the Nats chose Paula Bennett to lead the attack this time – Jacinda Ardern lacks substance compared to Bill English – Paula Bennett. The original title of the piece was – “Jacinda Ardern lacks the kind of brain to unite kiwis”.
Deputy Prime Minister Ms Bennett, speaking to The Nation on Saturday morning, said “relentless positivity” is core to her own outlook.
“I feel that’s what I am. There we go. I’m putting that on the table. I feel like she’s stolen my relentless positivity, so I’m going to go for eternal optimism.”
But she believes Ms Ardern lacks two key things Prime Minister Bill English has – substance and “the kind of brain to pull this country together”.
Keep talking Paula. Please, keep talking…
These kinds of attacks make it hard not to vote for Labour https://t.co/dMs7Ye2PeF
— Morgan Godfery (@MorganGodfery) August 5, 2017
Paula Bennett: "I'm relentlessly positive and always have been"
Two seconds later.
Jacinda hasn't go the brains for the job.
— Richard Hills (@richardhills777) August 5, 2017