Labour, that is.
Now their mastermind Charles Chauvel is to launch a complaint against Bruiser Bennett for breach of privacy.
Bravo. He will gain many many more votes for National in 2011. Labour really really don't seem to get 'reality.' But Granny Herald does. Their faceless editorialist gives Chauvel no chance of success.
You see, according to the privacy Commissioner, the test for implied consent is 'relevance.'
Here's what the Herald has to say about that.
"The crux of this issue is whether the information now released by Ms Bennett is relevant to their case, or merely an attempt to intimidate, as critics say. The two women claim genuine financial hardship is thwarting their prospects of escaping the benefit and building a career. The total amount they receive from the state must, therefore, be relevant."
Having shot themselves in the foot by bringing their two hapless friends' details to the house, Labour now proceeds to induce gangrene in the wounds by prolonging the media attention on this latest self induced fiasco. Funnily enough Old Yeller seems to have taken it upon herself to champion this particular cause, publicly allying herself with Smacker Bradford, arguably the biggest political villain in the mind of the public.
Crosby Textor could not have written a more successful script.
my nomination for Idiot Of The Week:
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