Surprise Surprise, we don’t trust National

Well of course that should be “We Can’t Trust National”

I mean it was only two weeks ago that senior (well 2 I.C. not much more senior than that) MPs from National were all caught out telling us stuff they shouldn’t have been, comes the poll that shows that 45.7% of the public think National has a hidden agenda. Colour me surprised.

So Lockwood Smith, Nick Smith, Bill English and now Maurice Williamson have all said stuff that dear leader, oh glorious smug saviour of the middle classes has now refuted or rebuked. So who the hell is in charge at National. I guess it shows strong leadership. It also shows that he doesn’t like the ‘secret’ message getting out. You know the unpalatable stuff that National will sell this and that, borrow like the 1980s and now more or less take all of your promised tax cut in road tolls.

What a great cock-up of a party. It shows how deep the will for change from voters is though, if after all of these revelations, and sod all policy that is longer than 1A4 pdf, they are holding their party vote relatively firm, if not easing slightly. But what they hell are you getting if you vote them in?

Borrowing overseas funds to pay for tax cuts (whops that’s right infrastructure – or tax cuts).
Yes no maybe selling of popular state assets
Who knows what with policy in key areas. After almost a decade in opposition they are still developing it.
Policy released one day and refuted the next.

I mean how can a very senior MP, spokesperson for transport (a pretty bloody key portfolio) get, and quote, “got a bit exuberant about the numbers”. Either he’s the bugger defining the policy (who knows it could be the bloody EB’s for all we know with that shady lot), how can he be “exuberant”.

This issue got plenty of play in the media today, and rightly so. No doubt there will be the right wing wackos harping on about liberal socialist media beat up. But come on, a senior MP, quite possibly (well hopefully) developing crucial policy, announces preliminary directions only to be poo pooed by the brass within hours of the news breaking.

Who the hell is in charge, and at nearly half of the country not trusting you now, how high will that figure go, and when will it really hurt in the polls?

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