He also gave bloggers a great opportunity for mischief when he "misspoke" - claiming to remember the Porirua opening of the first McDonald's - which took place some years before he was born. Subsequently, cyberspace teemed with Photshopped pictures of Faafoi (usually in a tracksuit) on the grassy knoll, at the fall of Saigon, counselling the Pope and moving furnture into the first state house in Miramar.
And anyway, as has been pointed out to this writer by a habitue of the electorate, Mana is a predominantly KFC-eating territory, so he got that wrong too.
Oh dear. Is there a bit of cynicism from Fa'afoi's former journalistic brethren that he has made the move over to the Dark Side? One would have to wonder.
The final result in Mana will be declared any day now though, and Kris Fa'afoi is likely to take his seat in the House when Parliament resumes next week. Doubtless he'll be working on his maiden speech, and we wish him well when the time comes to deliver it. We would counsel him against using the phrase "I remember ..." lest the House dissolve in paroxsyms of mirth!