Rumour has it Melissa has been banned from giving formal interviews by National’s leadership but what’s the harm in answering a few questions from a reporter? Let’s see:
Garner tries to tempt her into repeating her motorway comments but she doesn’t need the help.
She is totally self-centred. Notice how all her stories are about how people love her personally. Not how they like National policies or how she has learned something from them. The story she tells of two long-time voters who were convinced by their 7-year old to change to support her instead is classic. Melissa, you can have them. In fact, you can have all the voters who vote according to advice of 7-year olds.
About 4 minutes through she basically says people are anti-supercity
Then she has a mini mental collapse, not because she realised she is disasterously off-message, but because she doesn’t know the details of the proposal.
No wonder they’re not letting her go to tonight’s supercity meeting.
Don’t buy this rubbish about ‘other bookings’ that she can’t name. She’s not going because they can’t trust her not to have another brain explosion.
Kudos to TV3 for putting up the whole interview (before 6pm!).