Brendan Horan was an assett for Winston First.
A telegenic Native from a high profile position at TVONE news as a weather presenter was siezed on by Peters to add mana to his coterie of tailgaters. It was a successful move as Horan was the top polling NZF electorate candidate nationally and very nearly consigned the Labour candidate to 3rd place in Tauranga with 4600 votes.
Now his polished personna is somewhat tarnished over his personal life to the point where the Main Man has demolished Brendan whithout any opportunity to defend himself.
The most serious part of this clusterf#*k is that Horan who was voted to the parliament as part of a "LIST" now wishes to stay at the trough as an independant. What a complete load of bollocks, his only tenuous link to holding a seat was under the umbrella of NZF, with that now a figment of his imagination and evapourated by Winston with precious little due process, surely his place belongs to the next on that list.
Dont blame me I have opposed the whole MMP system from the get go and this person who came closest to winning an electorate among the whole bunch of NZF "dog tuckers"still could not find enough support in Tauranga whose voters had the best opportunity to gage the worth of him.
A very vivid illustration of another of the many travesties that MMP delivers.