One of the first offers for votes from Laila Harre is "free tertiary education for all" in the first of a list of unfinished business Herr Schmit's Poodle brings to the election campaign.
Basic economics Ms Harre, it will never be free so why didn't you say all tertiary fees to be subsidised, because that is what it will be.
Harre, Sykes, Minto, Corkery, each and every one from the Alliance 1990 until The Troughmaster General gathered up his toys and his safe Wigram seat and went back to his protege Helen Elizabeth Clark for the next ego trip in the long list that created the legend in his own mind.
Sadly many of those who will be enticed by The Old Grey mare's bribe will be in complete ignorance of the destructive and counter productive outcomes from the distortions created.
Another bunch of dreamers with diplomas in bone carving, maypole dancing, salsa and whatever a smart course planner can devise to attract funding but with zero associated employment opportunities for graduates.
So the seats on the 90 day roller coaster ride start to fill.
They are not "Free" someone else is paying and it will not be a fat German benefactor waiting for US Marshals to call at Coatsville.