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Archive for September, 2008

Gordon Campbell on the Owen Glenn testimony

Wednesday, September 10th, 2008

Images Kevin List ***** With hindsight – or even you’d think, with foresight - it was not a great idea for Michael Cullen to be leading the Labour bloc’s attempt to dent Owen Glenn’s testimony to the privileges committee. It only made Cullen, Russell Fairbrother, and Paul Swain look like ...

Gordon Campbell on Defence, and strike three for Peters

Friday, September 5th, 2008

Briefly: Strike three may signal that Winston Peters and New Zealand First are soon to be out for the count. Beforehand, and despite all the sins, evasions and ‘ mistakes’ on NZF’s record regarding its non-declaration of political donations, the two investigations under way did seem very unlikely ...

Gordon Campbell: The Bad Blood Between the SFO and Peters

Wednesday, September 3rd, 2008

Click to enlarge Like clashing CGI dinosaurs in a Peter Jackson movie, the Serious Fraud Office and Winston Peters seem to be creatures from another era, and not entirely real. The credibility problems of the SFO - which hinge on the allegedly politically selective way in which it has chosen ...

Gordon Campbell Reviews PM’s Presser 01.09.08

Tuesday, September 2nd, 2008

Click for big version Realistically, how long should it take the Serious Fraud Office to establish whether a prima facie case of fraud really does exist against Winston Peters – or not ? In the run-up to the PM’s press conference yesterday, the SFO seemed to have been asking ...

Gordon Campbell on Sarah Palin, and Key’s likeability

Monday, September 1st, 2008

Sarah Palin as beauty pageant contender 1984 ***** Well, it didn’t take long for detail to surface on one of the problems Sarah Palin brings to her new role as vice presidential candidate for the Republican Party. As the Washington Post explains here Palin is still under investigation ...