This. Simply. Can. Not. Be!
But in 2009, he got politics, in the way that some people get religion. It was the smacking debate that politicised him - and the Government's casual disregard, as he sees it, for the thousands of conservative New Zealanders who marched and voted against a ban on smacking children. He spent nearly $300,000 opposing the law.
Then came the Supercity. Aucklanders didn't want it, he says, but the Government pushed on regardless. So he ran for mayor. He invested $570,000 in the race, coming in third with a creditable 9 per cent of the vote.
By this point, he says, he had thousands of supporters-and they wanted him to lead them. If not to the Auckland Town Hall, then to the Beehive in Wellington. National, Act and the Greens all asked him to stand, he says.
...I'm sorry, what? The Greens asked him to stand as a candidate???
This must be a US State Department style inaudible misquote, why on earth would the Greens ask a homophobic, pro child beating conservative to run for them as a candidate?
Surely I have more chance of being asked to be the leader of the ACT Party than the Greens have of asking Colin Craig to be a candidate?
This must be gotten to the bottom of! I've tweeted Colin and have emailed the journalist for clarification.