In an election campaign which Uncle Helen has decided will be fought on trust, how delicious that a scandal based on it is, looks set to break.
It appears to concern boxing, possibly scampi, and Uncle Helen's poodle, Winston Raymond Peters.
A few days ago, Whale Oil blogged about Winston Peters, his sporting connections and a visit Winston made to Las Vegas to see a boxing match.
Today, Whale Oil offers an interesting post on money laundering, warning New Zealand First staff should be very afraid.
The Hive has been covering Winston's Vegas visit too, adding today that Matthew Hooton thinks the story will break today or tomorrow, wondering what the PM knew and when.
RoarPrawn is leading on the story too. Indeed, Roarprawn seems particularly well-infomed and well connected to goings on concerning Winston Peters. Indeed, it seem to be scandals concerning scampi and Captain Baubles that led to the creation of Roarprawn.
And what with blogs like Whale Oil and Roarprawn covering scandals and pointing out some uncomfortble facts, it all makes it harder for politicians and their media allies to sweep things under the carpet. There is now more oppotunity for the truth to come out. Our monopolistic media don't own 'the news' anymore.
Indeed, look at some of the posts on The Hive. When Uncle Helen announced November 8 as the election date, it meant we were spared stories today of transport company donations, scampi and LasVegas. The much rumoured LAX Peter Davis 'incident' may also be revealed as part of the fall-out. I am sure we will get to hear the stories eventually, even if they get their first outing online.
Indeed, in a campaign Uncle Helen said would be fought on trust, not only might she choke on those words, but eventually rue them, as the truth looks set to 'out' itself, in so many ways.
UPDATE: Whale Oil has a late Saturday update, with some questions.