How much of the $158,000 Winston 'misappropriated' has he paid back?
Back in October when Don Brash reminded punters that Heather Simpson's validating legislation meant there was now "no legal obligation on anybody to pay back anything," The Popular and Competent Leaderene responded: "You have to take parties at their word and [when] they say they will refund that becomes a matter of honour."
Honour? Honour? From politicians? As I said back then, the irony really is palpable. Time for that old, old joke:
Q: How do you know when a politician's lying?More seriously, and as Supreme Court justice Louis Brandeis once reflected, "Our government ... teaches the whole people by its example. If the government becomes the lawbreaker, it breeds contempt for law; it invites every man to become a law unto himself; it invites anarchy."
A: Their lips are moving.
So, any bets as to when any of it will be paid back? Or if? Or if either the media or Key's National Socialists will bother pursuing this?
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