with your latest post. I have said it before and I repeat it now that as a National supporter I want to see a strong and responsible ACT Party in coalition with us (and yes, as counter to any coalition partners we might have to our 'Left').
And the Hide and Boscowan ACT faction are exactly those people. They understand what is achievable and what is not and the fact that MMP politics requires all parties to compromise to a greater or lessor degree in order to achieve the possible.
The Douglas/Roy faction are by nature wreckers; incapable of recognising the reality of MMP politics. They would much prefer to see ACT remain ideologically 'pure' even if it means the destruction of ACT as a parliamentary force.
Consider this. It is acknowledged (by Rodney) that he, Roy, Douglas and Boscowan were all briefed on the Garrett false passport issue at the time Garrett was parachuted into their number five List spot. Question ... who 'leaked' the info to Espiner two weeks ago. Certainly not Hide, Boscowan or Garrett. That leaves only Douglas and Roy and the motive ... utu for the dumping of Roy and a further attempt to destabilise/depose Hide.
And a side-bar to this. They were quite happy to break the suppression order still in force at that time in leaking the information. Question ... why shouldn't they be prosecuted exactly the same as Whaleoil.
ACT is better without those two. FFS, Phil Goff spends his waking hours waiting for Cunliffe to stick the knife in. Rodney doesn't need that distraction.
Finally Adolph and back to your post. Very few would see the Anglican church as captured by 'fundamentalists'. Captured by the Liberal elite yes ... and their adherents decrease by the minute as they walk away from a Church where PC rules supreme and bugger the 'Confession of Faith'.
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