Brent Robinson is rightly peeved.
He was at the end of an internal smear campaign orchestrated by Slater and Lusk, and had the media (following Whaleoil’s every word) hounding him at his door.
Now I may not agree with Robinson’s politics, but he deserved a fair race, and his was a skewed selection.
Slater may claim “Everything I wrote was true and to cap it off it is up to the delegates in Rodney to choose,” but if the delegates are making their decision on smears and not the truth, their votes will be swayed.
One can imagine there’s a lot of internal angst among National party members as they realise that they’ve been had on their selections.
I noticed the address on this was they-eat-their-own-3 – so wondered what we’d been writing about previously!
The original “They eat their own” is an incredibly prescient piece by Eddie in March 2012 about Collins, Slater/Lusk and the Bronwyn Pullar affair… Makes interesting reading after Dirty Politics.