Wednesday, August 31, 2005

Holmes: Why do they do it?

Not a big day on the campaign trail yesterday. NZ First attacked National's tax cuts as "total nuts", the Maori Party attacked National as racist, the ACT Party put its principles up for sale, Labour and the Greens continued their love-in (Jeanette in the Transport portfolio!) and Don Brash "told a Tauranga audience if a Labour-Green government came to power, it would lead the country further down the path of racial separatism."

Some of these things are actually true.

But the big campaign moment yesteday was surely the skin-crawling interviews on 'Holmes' with Clark and Brash and their respective partners. Why does anyone agree to sit on a couch in front of several TV cameras and high-power lights so that Paul Holmes can ask you about your love life? And why did these four? Are there really any votes in telling people how you warm up your cup of tea, or how you left your wife? Galt spare us.

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