Was Cameron Slater bought off by Brash?
The question has to be asked after even dear Aunty Fran pointed it out in her column...
When I revealed on March 12 that Brash and Banks were looking at either starting a new right-of-centre party or taking over Act, blogger Cameron Slater commented:
"I am also pretty sure that Banks and Brash know that electorally they are rat poison as candidates. They are both pensioners, with Brash over 70. They also both know that their best years politically are behind them."
This time around, Brash's strategists let Slater into the play: the direct onslaught was "open and honest but not fair". And as for The Don's age - don't mention it.
Now Cam was the first alongside that anti-beneficiary-breeding hate speech proponent Cactus Kate to question my connection with Matthew Hooten a couple of years ago so let's give Cam the same level of scrutiny.
(BTW - Dear Cactus Kate, you said Hone would never launch a party and you didn't see your beloved Rodney Hide getting assassinated in a corporate coup, maybe all that time out of the country in first class hotels has left you as distant and as out of touch as John Key? You are so far out of the loop you no longer have anything to contribute. Stick to blogs about finance skulduggery, that you can do. You once described me Kate as having all the influence of Mongolian Radio, looks like the Mongolian Broadcasting Network just got a frequency upgrade Kate.)
So, Cam. Were you brought into the coup by Brash's people within the National Caucus and by bringing you into the fold, did you limit your criticism? It seems amazing that you were describing Brash and Banks as electorally rat poison candidates, yet after a few words from on high you seem to print much more positive blogs about Brash and Banks.
A man as focused on transparency should be a little less hidden shouldn't he Cam?