Yesterday represented one step forward and three steps back in producing a party with values I could endorse.
Ejecting the man-with-the-midlife-crisis and calling for the Spendthrift Double-Dipper from Dipton to be properly reined in was a great start.
Sadly however what would have been a clinical coup producing a party representing accountability and financial rectitude has been poisoned at birth by Don Brash’s bizarre insistence that Minister-of-Rhyming-Slang John Banks be given the post of Act’s anchor in Epsom.
Which will see the man who campaigned on stopping rate rises and who then raised them every year of his reign—the man who left Auckland ratepayers $887 million in debt when he left office—carrying the flag for financial responsibility.
That, ladies and gentlemen, is a joke.
But not a very funny one.
UPDATE: Unusually, Cactus Kate and I agree: