Rodney invites us to join him, recognising Miss Ten from my blog photos (heh heh), and pretty soon starts stirring by asking me how happy I am about National now backing the Cullen Fund etc. Also insists I tell stories of biggest stuffups in politics I have been involved in (I have many to choose from!). As I am just having a quiet drink amongst friends, I oblige.
Around halfway through I note that Rodney’s companions are filming us on handheld cameras. They explain they are doing a documentary on a day in the life of an MP. Oh dear. Oh shit.
I quickly explain that hey even Sir Keith Holoyoake was on record as saying he only agreed with 80% of what his party did, and he was Prime Minister for 12 years. Have a sinking feeling that this is not the footage they may use.
So in advance I wish to state for the record, that if I should appear on television at any stage, saying anything at all, that:
a) It is quoted out of context
b) I may have been drunk
c) You can’t prove it was not a body double
d) It was a plot of Rodney’s to lead me over to the dark side
e) I was joking
f) I normally lead a life of blameless excellence
g) All of the above