A very short post explaining in a few words why John Key won't attack Peters over his shady practices.
The last thing Key needs is for the anti-National, anti-big business brigade to jump in behind Peters and railroad him to either Tauranga or 5%.
If Key went hard over Peters, Peters would attack Key and National, and all the diatribe that Peters can exhale from his lungs will come out about big business rallying against him etc, and it would be a bloody disaster for the Nats and for NZ.
That is why Key and National will stay soft on him and in my view rightly so.
The public will decide on election day if the Poodle is in the Doghouse.
PM and Cook
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