It must be "pick on Winston" day today, but - diddums!! Audrey Young reprots that the head of the Cystic Fibrosis Association has denied that they were "got to" by the National Party as alleged by Peters in the House on Wednesday. The story includes video of Peters's supplementary question and basless allegation, and says:
"Mr Peters decided to attack National rather than the association in a bid to explain the return of a donation that Kate Russell had expressly sought in an email last December and said would not be returned.
From London last night, she laughed at the suggestion National had influenced the association and said: "It would be bloody nice if any of the political parties took any notice of us but we are so tiny they don't."
Kate Russell said the email was sent "before most people were in possession of all the facts and certainly before all of the charities were aware of the depth of public opinion with regard to this donation".
"Now, being in possession of the facts around how the New Zealand public and our own donors for that matter and members feel about this donation, we are turning it round.""
So, once again Peters has made an allegation that doesn't stack up. Still, he has only five months more to enjoy the limelight, so I guess he's making the most of it. And I guess, in a perverse kind of way, the blogosphere is helping him.