Note: this post originally appeared on ‘Douglas to Dancing’, a blog I maintained from 2007-9 on the ACT New Zealand political party. The blog was an extension of the thesis I wrote about the Act Party in 2007, From Douglas to Dancing: explaining the lack of success of ACT New Zealand and evaluating its future prospects (PDF).

This just in from the Herald:

Act leader Rodney Hide’s indignation at the Electoral Finance Act is nothing but a jacket jack-up.The complaint to the Electoral Commission about Mr Hide’s canary-yellow jacket was made by an Act supporter.It has been revealed the complainant is 21-year-old Andy Moore, a University of Canterbury commerce student and “strong Act supporter”….Mr Hide today said he was embarrassed and pissed off at Mr Moore.

Was “pissed off” a direct quote?

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  1. I always assumed that the yellow jacket was intended by Hide to draw an EFA complaint, so having Andy Moore complain would appear to be part of the Act strategy. But I guess Hide always expected (and wanted) an opponent to complain. Moore probably just took it on himself to speed things up and help Act out, but in doing so has exposed Act to allegations of game playing etc.


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