Saturday, 23 August 2008

Barmy

From the preamble to ACT's 20 Point Plan to make us all rich beyond our wildest dreams:

And that's to make sure the ACT Party gets enough votes to hold the balance of power and demand that Sir Roger Douglas gets back his old job of Minister of Finance. (1)
To have Roger Douglas as a prospective MP is bad enough. To brag about it is worse - really, it is the sort of perversion best indulged in private as most of us find it rather off putting.

But to actually believe that it might be something that will encourage people to vote for you is so absolutely bonkers that I honestly can't think of anything more to say about it.

Incidentally, in the actual 20 point plan, Russia is cited as an economic model New Zealand should imiate. I kid you not. As is a country previously unknown to me called 'UK Conservative Policy' (2).

[Hat tip: 08 Wire (3)]

1 - Preamble to "ACT’s plan to get you an extra $500 a week, beat Australia, and bring our children home," published by persons unknown, though Roger and Rodney at least are old enough to know better. (http://www.act.org.nz/20pointplan).
2 - "ACT’s plan to get you an extra $500 a week, beat Australia, and bring our children home," published by persons unknown who should perhaps not be allowed out without supervision.(
http://www.act.org.nz/files/pledge/20pointplan.pdf)
3 - "ACT unilaterally decriminalises marijuana," posted on 08 WIre, 21st of August, 2008. (http://08wire.org/2008/08/21/act-unilaterally-decriminalises-marijuana/)

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