When David Cunliffe had a holiday with his kids, not one National MP or candidate attacked him for it. In fact it only became newsworthy because a Labour MP and/or candidate attacked him for it.
Now we have a Labour candidate attacking her National opponent for the same thing. Hawke’s Bay Today reports:
Meanwhile, in the neighbouring Tukituki electorate, Labour candidate Anna Lorck said sitting MP Mr Foss’ family holiday in Hawaii last week shows he’s “too relaxed” about the election. Mr Foss denied the claim,but said hi
s family always came first.
Ms Lorck said Mr Foss was “lying back in his deckchair and drinking pina coladas” on the tropical island while she was busy on the campaign trail.
Mr Foss confirmed he had spent “a good week” with his family at Waikiki Beach in Honolulu, Hawaii, up until Wednesday, July 16.
“We had a family holiday.”
However, he denied the holiday showed he was too relaxed about the upcoming election.
“I work hard for Hawke’s Bay families and I am backing the Bay each and every day.
“So much for Labour’s pledge to not be nasty.”
Lasted all of 24 hours.