The Herald belatedly takes up the theme and prints some of Goff's ridiculous hyperbole.
This is the party whose administration's:-
- own leader was found guilty of prima facie fraud and then conspired to have the evidence destroyed.
- own leader demanded an excessively high speed dash through Canterbury to make a photo op and then blamed her drivers and wrecked their careers.
- own leader embezzled $850,000 tax payer funds for personal political aggrandizement and then legislated to make her crime legal.
- minister is now in jail for taking bribes in the performance of ministerial duties and was not sacked until he murmured he might stand as an independent.
- minister taped a school boys hands to the table and stuffed a tennis ball in his mouth and who regularly perved on teenage school girls.
- cabinet minister (now party leader) showed the good judgment of having his photo published world wide showing him holding hands with the world's most notorious, murderous and bloodthirsty terrorist.
- minister granted residency and special citizenship to a known Chinese gangster in return for massive donations to the party coffers.
- two ministers conspired to sack a lawful DHB to hide the shady and corrupt dealings of one of those ministers' spouses.
- foreign minister lied to the public about his party's donations; lied to the PM about his party's donations; lied to the privileges committee about his party's donations; and embezzled $158,000 tax payer funds which have yet to be repaid.
Yet this intellectual dwarf accuses Rodney Hide of poor judgment and a 'cover up' when, to paraphrase Helen Clark's own words, 'All he is guilty of is obeying a judicial order for name suppression.'
Even the Herald got that bit right.
He was granted permanent name suppression, which was later lifted.
Some cover up it is when he made sure to tell all the members of his caucus. Apparently none of them said boo, so where are they all now?