Smackers try out American tactics that helped Bush
Smacking petition runs out of time
Prime Minister Helen Clark has virtually ruled out a referendum on smacking at this year's election, saying there will not be time to organise one. Campaigners trying to overturn the anti-smacking law yesterday handed in their second attempt to gather the numbers required to force a referendum. But the Prime Minister indicated that any referendum was likely to be later, rather than sooner. Asked why it could not be held at the same time as the election, which must be held by November 15, she replied: "Just in terms of sheer organisation, I do not think that is possible"
In 2004, Karl Rove made sure that gay marriage was a referendum issue during the Presidential election and they used that to whip up hard core Christian support, that is the exact tactic that these ‘spare the rod spoil the child’ nut bars are trying on here. I’m glad Helen Clark has shut down any chance of them turning the same trick in our election. Don't you love how the pro-beating your kid for Christ lobby went to Smackdown WWF to collect names for smacking? Tumeke!