Trevor Mallard blogs:
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!