Saturday, October 09, 2010

Rodney loses

While everyone is congratulating Len Brown for his landslide victory in the Auckland mayoral race, and thanking whatever entities they do or don't believe in for sparing them another term of John Banks, I think we should take some time to remember the real loser in Auckland today: Rodney Hide. Having restructured Auckland's local government in an effort to gerrymander the right a permanent lock on power, his (and John Key's) anointed candidate has just been shown the door by the voters. His chosen party, the CitRats, have likewise been shown the door, winning only half the seats they predicted. The result: instead of handing Auckland to the right, he has instead gifted it to the left. Thanks, Rodney!