given peters saying the dirty politics content is true..
..and his calling for a royal commission into ‘all’ of the allegations/evidence contained in that book/whaledump-material..
..and given the obvious personal warmth between peters and turei..
..given peters verbalised disgust at what neo-lib has wrought..in poverty..(and if he was ‘acting’ that disgust..he deserves an oscar..)
..and given his stating that ‘we used to do it right..we can do that again’..
(once again..an oscar deserved if ‘acting’..)
..given his heritage/place in history will not be being ignored by him..
..(choice..support a corrupt tory govt to limp thru a third term..to inevitable ignominy/defeat in 2017/likely death of his party….
..or support a poverty-fighting progressive-coalition..
..and go down in the history books as a major actor in turning that s.s. neo-lib around..
..as a hero of the people..
..(that is some powerful medicine..)
..and of course..another factor is tracey martin..
..’cos if she is acting her verbalised disgust at poverty..she too deserves an oscar..
..and while there are no guarantees..it is those reasons (and more..)..that would make me surprised if peters did decide to prop up that corrupt tory govt..
..but of course..that all does not mean a vote for nz first is ‘safe’..
..i am just trying for a more nuanced view/assesment..