Thursday, June 02, 2011

ACT attracts new "talent"

When Don Brash mounted his hostile corporate takeover of ACT, he promised new money, and new talent. Today, we're seeing some of that "talent", in the form of former National MP Bob Clarkson. For those who may have forgotten, Clarkson hated Parliament so much that he barely bothered turning up (while continuing to collect his fat MP's salary, of course); the highlights of his short Parliamentary career included bigotry, Islamophobia, and a sexual harassment case from his own campaign manager. The man is a walking joke, who exemplifies everything ugly about a certain type of kiwi male. And its rather telling that he's joining the ACT Party.

OTOH, can he really be worse than Hilary Calvert?