This is, and always will be YOUR forum, but I want to do something a bit different today. I posted late yesterday about a smear against John Key on Prog Blog, but it got a bit lost in all the goings-on around the place. So here's what I said yesterday, under the heading of Know Thine Enemy #1:
The Progressives, Jim Anderton's Personal Political Party have a blog, And guess what - in a stroke of genius and originality, it's called ... Prog Blog! And it self-describes:The strength to care in '08 - an unofficial blog by Jim Anderton's Progressives.
Jim will be very glad that it is an unofficial blog. "Why?" I hear you ask. Well, there is a post there that reads:Young people are a group I'm passionate about says Mr Key
So is Gary Glitter
Now this is an outrageous smear against John Key, linking him with the former rocker turned paedophile, In terms of sheer nastiness, it even leaves Clinton "Steve Pierson" Smith's efforts at The Standard for dead - even he and his mates haven't stooped this low. But it adds weight to the argument of those who suggest that 2008 will be the dirtiest election campaign we've ever seen
Keeping Stock is performing a public service by bringing this to your attention, and looks forward to Jim Anderton publicly distancing himself from the lowlifes who peddle this kind of crap and innuendo under his banner.
A commenter this morning has suggested that "the Press Gallery should be pinning Jim to the mat over this." What do you reckon? And is it a given that this is going to be the dirtiest election campaign we've ever seen?
Have your say on this, or on anything else you'd like to rant and rave over, right here at Keeping Stock's Friday Forum.