Twas not me

July 19th, 2011 at 8:30 am by David Farrar

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Turns out it was my cockup that resulted in an email intended for supporters getting out into the blogs and then the MSM.

I added a few friends and acquaintances who are interested in politics to a list to get the package stopping asset sales and doing a tax switch to my normal supporters list. They got that on Thursday as the embargo came off.

Unfortunately for me I used that list again instead of my normal supporters list on Friday evening when I described the positive response to the package.

On it inter alia was David Farrar.

My bad. I’m sorry.

It is true I received Trevor’s e-mail. But I did not pass it onto Whale. I glanced at the first sentence and deleted it unread as was too busy to read Trevor’s propaganda in detail. I did not see all the juicy stuff about Trevor saying the public don’t care about the details, and suggesting lines for supporters and MPs to use on Twitter (which many of his faithful colleagues then used).

If I had seen that, I would have blogged it myself – not given it to Whale!

Whale got the e-mail from someone else, not me. And good on him for taking the time to read it!

If in future Trevor sends me secret supporter e-mails, I’d appreciate it if he puts the juicy stuff up the top, so I actually see it!

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11 Responses to “Twas not me”

  1. Pete George (23,830 comments) says:

    Sending to the wrong email list was certainly a cockup, but a very easy one to make.

    I periodically send emails to the wrong person or people, do a reply instead of forward, and sometimes address it to the person who’s the subject of the email, not the intended recipient. It can be very embarassing.

    The potential for embarassment rises substantially for high profile politicians, especially where multiple people are continuously active in a variety of means of uncontrolled instant communication.

    Labour do seem to be having more than their share of cockups though.

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  2. Murray (8,803 comments) says:

    Try again Trev, nice try at a smear though.

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  3. Right of way is Way of Right (883 comments) says:

    As the left are fond of continuously referring to the Prime Minister as “Smile and Wave”, can we refer to Mr Mallard as “Point and Distract”?

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  4. Inventory2 (9,381 comments) says:

    Actually, Trevor’s recent exploits probably qualify him for a more avian nickname; how about Duck and Weave?

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  5. RightNow (7,015 comments) says:

    Is that a comment on his hair Inv2?

    Edit: I found a Peter Dunne duck…
    http://www.treklens.com/gallery/photo72395.htm

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  6. Elaycee (4,425 comments) says:

    Why should we be surprised that the master manipulator of the facts (Duck) would try and divert attention away from his own cock up?

    A totally predictable tactic from someone totally out of their depth.

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  7. side show bob (3,410 comments) says:

    For the good of the party all computers should be removed from the socialists hands, modern technology seems to be their undoing. Bloody hell, not content to make public all their hapless supporters and their credit card numbers they now are happily emailing party war plans to the enemy.

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  8. jaba (2,146 comments) says:

    my bad?? good god man, you are in your mis 50’s, not 20’s

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  9. Steve (4,537 comments) says:

    ‘my bad’ is just so the younger ones know that he lies. Blaming DPF for WhaleOil’s post was a blatant lie and Trevor knows it.
    Keep it up Trev

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  10. Viking2 (11,680 comments) says:

    side show bob (3,330) Says:
    July 19th, 2011 at 3:58 pm

    For the good of the party all computers should be removed from the socialists hands, modern technology seems to be their undoing.

    Too many long years leaning on the shovel talking bullshit and bluster.

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  11. James (1,299 comments) says:

    SSB….are you mad? Its Labours ineptitude with the tech that’s allowing National to sleepwalk to victory this election.If they have to return to pen and paper they might become dangerous. lol

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