Terrible Tim has launched another campaign to attack the Electoral Finance Act by using as much sexual double-entendre as possible for Truth’s Page 2 readers. However this campaign’s main aim is to double the weekly’s circulation by the end of the year, in which case the paper’s owner will give $5,000 to the campaign against the Act. We do not know if Tim is also being paid by Truth for his regular scatological tirades.
Unlike Truth’s Page 2 “models”, Tim’s launch in the paper showed him clothed in his mayoral robes. One Invercargill Councillor has objected to his use of sexual double-speak when enveloped in their ermine and gold chain. Tim is reported as being unrepentant, and that his choice of language was deliberate, to fit the “Truth genre”.
I suppose The Herald won’t mind Tim giving another paper campaign publicity in that Truth isn’t their direct competitor. It does however remind one of the old saying “If you lie down with dogs, you wake up with fleas.”