So Helen Clark has accused National of a "smokescreen". This, or course, is due to the mere fact that National has the temerity to want to find out who the low-life was who secretly taped conversations at its recent Conference.
Helen Clark has a very short memory. This from the Herald on 6 October 2006. And this from 22 February 2006. Not to mention this one, just before the election, which quotes Helen Clark as follows:
"Prime Minister Helen Clark seized on the security pamphlet as containing National Party policy and said it raised issues about how closely National had worked with the sect.
"What we know is that these people have met two or three times with Dr Brash, including quite recently. We know about the time of the first meeting 18 months ago, they started planning this campaign."
Helen Clark pointed to a statement in the pamphlet on bio-security - "establish a response unit for bio-security emergencies" - as being directly from bio-security policy."
Helen Clark was noticeably quick to diss the National Party prior to and since the 2005 election over the supposed "dirty tricks campaign" of the Execulive Brethren - whose pamphlets, interestingly, have yet to be proven as factually inaccurate! Helen Clark is quick to put up her own smokescreens. It just seems that she has a problem remembering them; perhaps because there have been so many!