Third-placed Epsom candidate Rodney Hide was door-knocking around the electorate yesterday with The Herald in tow. "I'm on 1 per cent in the polls - nothing can bother me," he says. He may not be bothered, but I noted yesterday he was delusional; today's report suggests he is also economical with the truth: Responding to questions from one group of clients, he says of "the Resource Management Act which 'bugs' their clients, 'we won't just review it, we'll throw it out the window!'"
Um, honesty alert Rodney: That's not your party policy. Your environment policy promises only "substantial changes" to the RMA, not a stake through the heart. Sadly, there's only one party at this election promising a stake through the heart of the RMA, and it's not ACT.
Surely honesty is the best policy, Rodney.