National Party President Peter Goodfellow was quoted as saying:
National had no interest in Labour’s information of that kind and was not looking for it.
“We don’t condone that sort of behaviour at all.”
He declined to comment on Slater or his actions.
“I don’t have any control over him. If you see what he has written about me you would probably say I probably don’t have any control over him. I mean you are talking to the wrong guy there,” he said.
Peter denying he has any sort of control over Peter would normally be the funniest thing in print. Most people will recall that Whale spent several months trying to get Peter not re-elected to the Board.
But Whale’s response is even better:
Damn right they have no control over me, no one does, not even me.
That must be the most perceptive thing Whale has ever said 🙂