Hooton x 3

September 10th, 2008 at 12:33 pm by David Farrar

Matthew Hooton has taken to blogging like Madonna to sex. Lots of goodies today.

First Matthew highlights the item in Sideswipe about how a candidate’ financial agent had a brick thrown through a window at their home. The has forced residential addresses to be used on all advertising, which is ridicolous overkill for registered political parties and their candidate.

Then Matthew calls on National to fillibuster the third reading today. He think Clark will sack Peters tonight so if it is delayed until tomorrow, then there will not be the numbers for it.

He also speculated on what role Mike Williams may have played in the $250,000 offer to the Maori Party to support Labour, and calls on to reveal all.

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9 Responses to “Hooton x 3”

  1. Murray (8,847 comments) says:

    He’s doing it in a massive pointy bra?

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  2. peterwn (3,273 comments) says:

    I do not know if it has been on Kiwiblog already, but one wit suggested appointing as a financial agent a terminally ill person in a hospice. He or she would be effectively immune from prosecution – or might make a miraculous recovery.

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  3. goodgod (1,348 comments) says:

    Hooton says: “…If the ETS is passed today, it is because National decides it should be passed. Opponents of the ETS should make clear to National that it will be held responsible if it fails to take action to stop this massive economic and social reform from being passed today, on the vote of Winston Peters…”

    I do hold National responsible, for all their moments of delay and compromise. National are not a get up’n’go party unless there is already blood in the water – and a lot of it. The action heroes will try today, but I’m sure the ETS will pass anyway. Asking National as a whole to go the extra mile is like asking Labour to consider the people. The foul supervision of the Speaker is enough to ward off National’s attempts. If anyone, it should be Rodney Hide that is – once again – asked to save us all.

    And that is why I will rattle on, until the election:

    If you are a National voter and you want National to return to it’s anti-socialist roots, consider giving both your votes to ACT.

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  4. WraithX (283 comments) says:

    goodgod: indeed – but sadly Rodney is not asking a question today.

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  5. peteremcc (344 comments) says:

    One simple question…

    If ACT had 48MPs and National had 2MPs…

    Would the ETS pass today?

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  6. Ross Miller (1,704 comments) says:

    The ETS will pass today with National and ACT voting against it.

    You guys from the ‘purity’ wing of ACT are all bullshit and bluster … but I guess you need to catch the headlines so you can position yourselves as the Progressives are to Labour.

    Take the trouble to read how National will reform the ETS. Compare that with your plan to introduce a “low carbon tax” … no detail … so, how are we to judge the worth of it?

    The problem I have with you guys is that you substitute slogans for policies. Catchy but you really need to do the hard yards.

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  7. clintheine (1,571 comments) says:

    Ross – why should National vote for everything now and not make a principled stand before the election? Why is it that all we hear about is how much reversals and backtracking National will do IF they win the election? If they took a stand right now then National would have more time progressing their own agenda rather than being the “me too” party.

    Purity is good Ross, it means we will stand up for the nonsense that National are too afraid to fight. I remember when the Nats had some fight in them, those were good days! Now it’s really sad.

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  8. OECD rank 22 kiwi (2,752 comments) says:

    National caved on the ETS. New Zealand suffers. What’s new in that?

    The only way change is coming is with a party vote ACT.

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  9. goodgod (1,348 comments) says:

    Well, Ross, maybe you should read Rodney Hide’s recent Christchurch speech where he categorically denies GW, outlines the economic damge, and stands up for democracy. And how do you explain National voting for the ETS last night? Utterly stunning display of political laziness, or alternately, a real warning on what they plan to offer after the election. National blew their chance, not anyone else. They don’t plan to repeal anything, regardless of how much damage it does. Are they even awake anymore?

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