David Farrar has quite a thing for Winston Peters.
He attacks him at every opportunity.
Here’s the latest. Many other examples can be found on kiwiblog.
I’ve heard rumours that Farrar’s hatred of Winston is based on his fear that National might end up in a coalition with Winston after this election.
Why would Farrar fear that?
The story goes that Farrar may have had a bit to do with the group that stitched up Winston in the lead-up to the 2008 election.
So if Winston goes into coalition with National, he may take revenge, and only agree to a coalition if say, National dumped Farrar. That would mean the end of the snout-in-trough deal that Farrar has enjoyed as National’s pet blogger and pollster.
If something like that were true then it might explain recent events…
Lately, Brendan Horan has begun to attack Winston in parliament, somewhat out of the blue.
What is his motivation? Is this National attacking Winston through the satellite state of Brendan Horan?
Why would National do that? Have they decided, in private at least, that a coalition with Winston is intolerable? That’s seems risky because they may need his help to form a government after the election.
Are they just trying to diminish his vote, hoping that most of his supporters would vote National if they abandoned Winston? That would explain the use of Horan as a means to attack Winston without completely jeopardising a post-election deal with him.
How much of a say does David Farrar have in the National party’s election strategy?
Perhaps Farrar is by-passing National and feeding attack lines to Horan directly?
It’s all very fishy. Can anyone shed any light on this?