The media and blogosphere are waxing hysterical over the so-called 'teapot tapes.'
Nobody appears to have thought past the first twenty second sound bite.
Clearly, the tape was made intentionally and illegally. Thus, the publication of any of its contents will render the publisher subject to prosecution and possible jail time.
Now, join some dots.
Winston Peters claims to have been given a copy of the tape. As an aside, I wonder if the passing of the tape to him might in itself constitute 'publication?
My pick is that Peters won't be able to resist quoting publicly from the transcript.
The moment he does that he will be the subject of a prosecution and if convicted will forever be unable to be an MP.
Labour and the media have completely misunderestimated the steely resolve of Prime Minister John Key who has absolutely no time for one Winston Peters, liar and thief.
However, NZ First without Peters might well be a comfortable coalition partner in 2014.