Saturday, August 02, 2003

United Future goes from lapdog to 'guide dog'

United Future has decided to be more assertive in pushing for their policies. IMHO, this is a Good Thing. Firstly, because it's how MMP is supposed to work - parties pushing for their policies, and legislation passed by coalitions of the moment. And secondly, because I think that the more they show their illiberal attitudes (by throwing around phrases like "pink think", for example, or opposing the extension of marriage rights to gays), the more their support will dissipate. Rather than being the party of Common SenseTM, they will be exposed as just another party of backwards Christians, like Christian Heritage or Destiny NZ. And the sooner that happens, the better.