Sunday, March 26, 2006
Tony Blair Visits His New Zealand Soul/SleazeMate
This week Tony Blair will be visiting one of his best political friends, New Zealand Prime Minister Helen Clark. They have a lot in common. They're both in their third terms and they're both mired in sleaze. Helen Clark spent NZ$440,000 from her Leader's Office budget on Pledge Cards, which she denied were anything to do with election campaigning. Inspector Knacker was called in to investigate, but surprise, surprise, didn't prosecute. A foretaste of the Police invesigation into Loans for Lordships methinks. For any other result would have to result in Tony Blair's resignation. Anyway, I digress. Kiwiblog (the best NZ political blog) points me to an editorial in this morning's New Zealand Sunday Star Times, which is well worth a read. It's headlined SLEAZY STRIFE FOR TWO MATES and contrasts the position of the two leaders.