“..People won’t change how they vote because some spies over-stepped the mark.
But the Dotcom-GCSB saga still poses a threat to the government – one it can’t afford to ignore
As I’ve been watching politics over the years I’ve started building up a few rules that seem to apply regardless of party or circumstance – and with just enough exceptions to prove them.
I must start writing them down!
But there’s one that I’ve been banging on about for years to anyone who will listen.
And if John Key isn’t careful it could start coming into play for him.
Watkin’s Political Rule #1: That which they love you for in the beginning – they will hate you for by the end.
In other words your strength becomes your weakness over time.
Helen Clark’s strong tough-mindedness became nanny state-control freakery.
Tony Blair’s charisma became smarmy.
Bill Clinton’s X factor became, well, X-rated.
I’ve written before that one of the core reasons for National’s win in 2008 was that they weren’t Labour;
- New Zealand wanted a change of shoes…”
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