All three goals achieved

November 8th, 2008 at 10:43 pm by David Farrar

I had three goals for tonight. In order they were:

  1. Winston gone
  2. is PM
  3. wins Auckland Central

All three have happened. Commiserations to those who supported unsucessful candidates and parties. It is nice to win, and has been a while!

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67 Responses to “All three goals achieved”

  1. Adam (562 comments) says:

    Excellent….Happy Days

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  2. senzafine (455 comments) says:

    Especially stoked to see Kaye take auckland central, and guy take Otaki.

    Excellent result allround.

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  3. MrHappy (70 comments) says:

    Well, not at all the result I was hoping for, but can’t begrudge the National supporters a solid night of partying for the outcome.

    MrHappy

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  4. Moonfish (7 comments) says:

    4. Clark resignation!

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  5. davidp (3,581 comments) says:

    >Nikki Kaye wins Auckland Central

    Tizard is back on the list tho. Maybe a wooden stake through the heart would finish her off?

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  6. Michaels (1,318 comments) says:

    The witch is gone!!!

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  7. Chaucey (43 comments) says:

    Not sure my husband will be happy as he was working hard for a National electorate win in Rimutaka.
    I’m also sad that Stephen Franks didn’t get his electorate seat.
    On the bright side the result around the country has been great!

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  8. Put it away (2,878 comments) says:

    Good to see the Hulun heading for the dole queue but jail would be nicer.

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  9. s.russell (1,642 comments) says:

    I should be delerious with happiness, but I have been so filled with terror that Labour might pull off an unlikely victory that I am all emotioned out. I feel cheated. I want to be delerious with happiness! Alas, I will have to be just delerious.

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  10. mavxp (483 comments) says:

    From tvnz online:

    Over and out from Helen Clark

    “Helen Clark has conceded the election after National convincingly took the party vote and says she will be standing down as Labour leader.”

    YES!!!

    She’s fallen on her sword.

    Let the in-fighting begin. [Go Goff Go!!!]

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  11. budgieboy (113 comments) says:

    Take a bow DPF, given the agenda’s of the MSM, you and other key figures in the VRWC (Blogoshere) should be under no illusion as to how much of a force for good you have been.

    I raise my glass to you all and cannot adequately express my thanks that you provide what is frankly an Oasis of rational reasoned commentary and debate in what, without you, would remain a sea of left wing bias.

    That we can all tap into, reflect on and comment in forums that reflect the values that we as Kiwi’s believe in and stand for is fantastic, a sign of the times and technological advancement to be sure but also a sign of the outstanding commitment you and others have made to promote the betterment of our nation.

    Thank you DPF, thank you, all of you.

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  12. stayathomemum (140 comments) says:

    Helens tactic is ungracious and designed to take the limelight off Key. Sod off H.E.C! You are a poor loser.

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  13. Exclamation Mark (85 comments) says:

    BOOYAA!

    Excellent acceptance speech, humble and gracious towards clark, reaching out to the Maori party, a true statesman, well done John, well done National, well done Act also.

    Thank you David for your efforts, thank you Whale Oil for your efforts. A truly happy moment for NZ, I cam home early from the pub to write this, I will wake up a very happy man tomorrow.

    Guys: Let’s show some class and go easy on the standard, tu meke et al, follow Key’s lead, be gracious in victory.

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  14. godruelf (55 comments) says:

    Shame Franks didn’t make wellinton central

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  15. John Ansell (874 comments) says:

    I had four goals:

    1. ACT 5 seats and in a position of influence. Tick.

    2. Clark gone. Tick.

    3. Winston gone. Tick.

    4. Stephen Franks to win Wellington Central.

    Stephen’s is the tragedy of this election, being pipped in the seat and missing a list seat by one. Maybe that will change with specials.

    But the man who has achieved the goal of a lifetime is John Key, and he is understandably euphoric. An inspiration for goalsetters everywhere.

    May he run the country as well as he has run his life.

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  16. Gulag Archipelago (146 comments) says:

    “if helen lives 800 meters from eden park and a skip and a jump to HQ why didnt she walk????” probably because of security factors.

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  17. Sean (301 comments) says:

    OMG OMG OMG, I so want to say it: “WE WON YOU LOST”

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  18. bobux (349 comments) says:

    Chauncey

    Your husband shoul be proud of helping to damn nearly take a rock-solid Labour seat.

    It is a shame about Rimutaka and Wewllngton Central, but this is still a night to celebrate.

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  19. 3-coil (1,220 comments) says:

    At last – a return to non-corrupt leadership for New Zealand!

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  20. Peter (1,712 comments) says:

    Perfect :)

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  21. dime (9,972 comments) says:

    tizards gone!!!

    shame about franks :( hes a good fella.

    this is the end of PC!!! thank god!!

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  22. burt (8,272 comments) says:

    A most excellent result.

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  23. reid (16,471 comments) says:

    Strategic vision and communication thereof will be critical in the next several years. Inexperience in a new field is the enemy of that.

    Key is undoubtedly our best hope for the future, bar none.

    Is he a Winston Churchill though, because that’s we have to have.

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  24. arkhad (68 comments) says:

    An excellent result. Very glad to see Key reaching out to Maori – indicates that National finally ‘gets’ MMP. budgieboy we echo your thanks to DPF for his big contribution to understanding the issues.

    And of course from a completely self interested point of view best result of the night is not having to listen to Winston ever again!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  25. Christopher (425 comments) says:

    Five seats for ACT!!!

    YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS!!!!11!1oneone

    I wonder where Philu is about now….

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  26. burt (8,272 comments) says:

    Where is sonic? Paul?

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  27. burt (8,272 comments) says:

    Come in roger nome?

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  28. Shunda barunda (2,983 comments) says:

    First time I got everything I voted for, excellent result.
    Key was just about bursting at the seams, great to see someone so passionate about the country and also level headed and gracious in victory. I really think Key believes in a better future for NZ, his words are not just empty rhetoric. I felt very proud to be a Kiwi tonight. Faith in NZ restored.

    Woooooooo Hooooooooo!!!!! :D

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  29. Mr Nobody NZ (391 comments) says:

    While today has been a wonderful day for democracy with the people of New Zealand firmly rejecting Helen Clark’s regime, none of us should forget the Left will still be there tomorrow looking for ways continue the destruction of this country.

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  30. burt (8,272 comments) says:

    Shunda barunda

    I agree, this is the govt we should have had in 1999.

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  31. double d (225 comments) says:

    Nice call Shunda ….

    Rodders …… goood for you. 2005 you were dead and buried and 3 years on a minister with influence.

    god i love democracy.

    :)

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  32. Michaels (1,318 comments) says:

    The wicked witch the nasty bitch, the wicked cow has gone!!!

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  33. spector (180 comments) says:

    ….I’m calling a rogue election…

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  34. Michaels (1,318 comments) says:

    I just want to sing!!!!!

    The wicked bitch…..
    The nasty bitch…..
    THe fucking old cow is gone!!!

    AND FUCK YOU TO GREENS!!!! YOU’VE BEEN TOLD!!!!!!

    Go fly a kite and FUCK OFF!!!!!!!

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  35. budgieboy (113 comments) says:

    Michaels… that great advice for the Greens…. did you ever answer your quiz from the start of the evening?

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  36. Lindsay Addie (1,515 comments) says:

    A great night, the average Kiwi got up on his hind legs and yelled at Helen’s Hydra that they’d had enough of 9 years of cynical politics.

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  37. Ross Elliot (83 comments) says:

    Yeeeeeeeeees!

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  38. enough rope (104 comments) says:

    Great to see the passing of Winnie.
    Good riddance Tizard.
    Only children and fools believe in witches – Helen was gracious in defeat.
    Good on you DPF – no gloating, magnanimous in victory.

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  39. Glutaemus Maximus (2,207 comments) says:

    We are all very happy now!

    My job is done!

    Thanks for your Kiwi Hospitality.

    See you in 3 years!

    Take care and enjoy the result for common sense!

    Thanks to all the Labour staffers who made my job so easy. Wonderful when they get drunk and boast.

    Thanks to all the dickheads who are so pathetic, that they think they are immune from prosecution.

    I will be handing my tapes to the police before I go home, sorry I will be handing them over to the

    National Party, because the Police here are corrupt in HQ.

    Labour have got to recount their strange support of Winston First soon.

    I predict a number of criminal cases based on secret recordings!

    Oh, and by the way, I could never be an All Blacks supporter!

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  40. phobius (46 comments) says:

    OK, so she was gracious in defeat. Still, when in the ‘Diddums’ billboard going up

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  41. sam269 (38 comments) says:

    3 Goals this election:

    1: The left to win, Bugger

    2: Greens to increase their share of party vote: Wohoo!

    : Stephen Franks not getting the Wellington Central seat: Out on electorate, hopefully out on party vote. Happy that that disgusting bigot, the only MP who I truly dislike, and the only one who I believe honestly intends to harm others, has got whats coming to him. I truly hope the postal ballots do not favor National another seat, I want this bigot gone.

    Well fought guys, see you in 3 years time.

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  42. double d (225 comments) says:

    pleasant post sam 269

    charming

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  43. John Ansell (874 comments) says:

    Sam269: Stephen is no bigot – though the cowardly smears of him by Labour succeeded in creating that impression.

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  44. sam269 (38 comments) says:

    Attempted to amend the Bill Of Rights Act to remove sexual orientation as a prohibited grounds for discrimination, if that’s not bigotry I don’t know what is.

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  45. Titomike (2 comments) says:

    Yeah…Happy are we? Guess they were when Bush won.

    Wouldn’t trust a currency trader with my lunch money.

    Left? What century you living in?

    Who’s that asshole Glut. Max.?…C.I.A.? outta step with his govt. again?

    Mike Jones & Inga…you sellouts…I’m not a Christian But I’m damned sure God didn’t come up with your plan.

    The jafAs are happy….here’s trouble.

    If you guys had clue you could have worked “Winnie” taught everyone how MMP works from day 1…like him or hate him.

    Campaign contributions….who gives a toss…look in the mirror, where’d you get your money currency speculation? the markets? advertising? buy low sell high?……very clever. Ever produce anything? Too much like hard work, eh?

    The gap between rich & poor is still growing but that wouldn’t be an issue would it? Sounds like everybody in here voted ‘personally’…thanx 4 that…glad your petty bullshit got sorted for you.

    I’ll be back….I hope that sounds like a threat ‘cos it is one…Bring it on!

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

    What a sound thrashing Labour and its supporters received. That’s what we want to see more of.

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  47. Titomike (2 comments) says:

    Whoops…I just read the posting policy…apparently I wont be back!

    Saw the the pre-vote poll looks I’m in the Nat/Act HQ….’welcome to your world’…leave us a bit wont ya.

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  48. GPT1 (2,122 comments) says:

    It’s been a good night. Mates married, Winston gone and victory for the Blue team.

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  49. expat (4,050 comments) says:

    ONWARDS AND UPWARDS

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  50. goodgod (1,348 comments) says:

    Free at last, free at last, thank god almighty we are free at last!

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

    The voters really gave Helen Clark and Labour a good smack at the polls.

    What goes around comes around. :lol:

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  52. dad4justice (8,222 comments) says:

    About bloody time. I hope the rather odd Clark fades away into oblivion.

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  53. adc (595 comments) says:

    I had all my ipredict money on Winston and Helen – just to make sure they lost.

    Lost it all as planned.

    WHAT A HUGE F*CKING RELIEF!!!!!!

    Go NZ! Now lets excise that pustulent gangrenous Electoral Finance Act from the body of NZ.

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  54. bringbackthebiff (99 comments) says:

    YAY

    Now the hard work starts, Key and his team have a huge task, not only do they have to repeal a lot of crap legislation EFA etc, they have to guide NZ thru troubled times. I hope people remember the most important thing HC said last night, whoever won was going to be in for a rough ride (about the only sane thing she’s said in years). The problem for Labour is HC will be beavering away behind the scenes to ensure she appoints her successor. However NZ has finally come to its senses and rejected her failed ideology, so if Labour were smart, they’d lock her in a dim cupboard in the basement until she retires.

    Ding dong the witch is dead, the witch old witch the wicked witch ding dong the wicked witch is dead

    Thanks to DPF, Whaleoil etc
    Thanks John
    The Lollipop League

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  55. big bruv (13,904 comments) says:

    Morning Phool, Morning Woger, Morning Sonic, Morning Tane.

    Ain’t life great?

    I know at times such as these one should be magnanimous, one should be above gloating and one should take a conciliatory approach with their political foes however I just do not feel like doing so.

    All I can say is YOU LOST and it feels fucking great!

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  56. alex Masterley (1,517 comments) says:

    BB well said. The occaisional gloat is a treat and good for the soul.
    In this case “We won, you lost, eat that!”

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  57. Lance (2,655 comments) says:

    Great win… just to put the icing on the cake,
    Bennet won in Waitakere (my electorate). I am gob smacked. This place has been mindlessly Labour for ever but not any more.
    Big thumbs up.

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  58. Dilbertian (16 comments) says:

    I thought it odd and jarring that she surrounded herself only with nieces – does she have to hate males that much or is she nephewless? Nice touch with parents on stage. At HEC’s age you are doing well to have them around to support you. Life’s been good the the Clark’s. Good to see someone humble with the reins now, who knows true hardship.

    Hopefully, JK can right most of what was a wasted 9 year opportunity preoccupied with envy and social engineering.

    No cake eating comments from Cullen?

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  59. Suzanne (26 comments) says:

    Oh what a night. Rodney is a star, John Boscowan deserves the victory and we all deserve a better Country. They have to deliver now or they will get what Winston Got – the big A.

    I think Winston was gracious in his defeat – he had a slightly different attitude to that of his behaviour on Agenda last week when he put the last nail in his coffin over his Helicopter outburst.

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  60. big bruv (13,904 comments) says:

    I have just finished watching eye to eye on TV One, while watching it became clear to me that the left are in a sate of shock.

    They were talking and making points as if their opinions mattered or counted, the news for all pinko’s is that it does NOT.

    Comrades Trotter, Bradbury (what a cock that guy is) and MMMMMMMatt McArten seem to have real problems coming to terms with the fact that their ideals and ideology has been rejected by a majority of Kiwi’s.

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  61. dime (9,972 comments) says:

    bruv – wish i had seen it.

    willie jackson is an idiot. the othe day on radio live he refused to admit he was a leftist.. then on tv last night he describes himself as a leftie.. go figure.

    as you say, they are in a state of shock.. when the shock wears off, look for them to go nuts. will be funny :)

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  62. NeillR (351 comments) says:

    For me the biggest goal was seeing National take West Coast-Tasman. Ever since Clark referred to Coasters as ‘feral’ i’ve wanted to see her gone. The current day Labour party bears little resemblance to the workers party that was born on the West Coast.
    To see that seat go blue was somehow the icing on the cake – perhaps if Labour had acknowledged their roots they might not have got the arsekicking that was long overdue to Ms Clark and her motley band of interlopers.

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  63. sam269 (38 comments) says:

    “Suzanne (18) Vote: Add rating 3 Subtract rating 0 Says:
    November 9th, 2008 at 11:58 am

    Oh what a night. Rodney is a star, John Boscowan deserves the victory and we all deserve a better Country. They have to deliver now or they will get what Winston Got – the big A.”

    Fuck, they could start with actually turning up to parliament occasionally.

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