If you read Kiwiblog or listen to talkback radio (basically the same thing – smart guy baiting reactionaries for his political ends) then you’ll have noticed the latest line on Bennett.
It boils down to ‘remember how Labour did similar things to Bennett? Like Dalziel and that Sri Lankan girl. They were bad and evil they were when they did that. Well, it’s OK that our dudette did something we claim is the same. Because they did it too’. Wait. Doing the same thing as a bad thing someone else did is OK because they did it?
The other weird thing is the Tories’ line ‘when they did it, they were sneaky, we’re good cause we do it in the open’. How does the method of release (‘sneaky’ or ‘open’) change whether if giving this information out is OK or not?
You think Bennett was in the right? Then so was Daziel. You think Dalziel was wrong? Then so was Bennett. Can’t have it both ways.
Oh and Dalziel lost her job.