Friday, July 22, 2011

Another sensible deal

National will back Peter Dunne in Ohariu, and campaign only for the party vote. Again, its a sensible deal. Dunne looked set to lose his seat this time round to Charles Chauvel, and while he probably won't bring anyone else with him (unlike Banks in Epsom), he provides National with something else it needs: the illusion of moderation. After all, a government backed by that nice, "centrist" Peter Dunne (who supports asset sales and radical tax cuts) can't be a bunch of radical market fundamentalists, can it?