Clayton Cosgrove says that he's "proud to say I'm a mate" of Christchurch property developer and Independent Fisheries boss Mike Dormer. Mr Dormer's company, according to this morning's Dom-Post would have had "a financial windfall" had Mr Cosgrove's Member's Bill aimed at easing restrictions on residential developments in the Christchurch International Airport and Cranford Basin areas been drawn from the ballot, proceeded and been passed.
So we wonder this morning if Mr Cosgrove might be reflecting on some of his former statements about his political foes in Parliament; like this one:
It's easy to make extravagent claims and use glib phrases like "wealthy mates" to spice up media releases and increase the chance that the media will publish or report them. But every now and again, your words and glib phrases come back to bite you on the bum.