The Brown-Chuang-Palino rom-com has become a cross between the Sopranos & the Clintons with more slimy details of this affair sinking it into another level of the sewer. Turns out after denying any knowledge of anything, Palino actually met with Chuang late night in a carpark two days before Slater announced the odious details on his toxic blog because we all meet people we barely know late at night in carparks for chit chat n stuff eh?
We don’t do it to heavy fragile people into public confessions.
Add to this that Palino’s campaign team via Luigi Wewege had been insinuating payback and jobs while putting pressure on Chuang to go public with the affair, (an affair that Len and her had consummated only once this year), and this starts smelling rotten.
Palino has gone from “I know nothing”, to “I know something” in the space of days.
We need to also believe that Slater mentioned nothing of this to his father, John Slater who was Palino’s campaign manager and that Luigi who went to Slater’s Candidate Camp didn’t mention any of this to anyone despite apparently boasting at the Backbenches filming in Auckland that he had something big brewing.
That none of this nest of gossiping vipers spoke to anyone else about a goal they all seemed to be moving towards is something that requires large amounts of medical morphine to make convincing.
Is Slater seriously trying to now suggest he’s a victim of Chuang’s lust for revenge as well? His latest backpedaling ‘fact sheet’ over at Whaleoil is delusional in its shamelessness.
The Nation put to Slater today that Palino, far from knowing nothing, was actually the architect of this smear attack on Brown. Slater is smart enough to have a paper trail he can point to to claim he is just a poor innocent player in all of this, what everyone else seems to have been saying in these messages however tells a completely different story.
Slater is the wolf that cries boy, to believe butter wouldn’t melt in his mouth requires even larger doses of medical morphine.
It was Slater’s desire to scrape the barrel of lewd details from a woman who seems to have been used by absolutely everyone who came into contact with her that is the real shamelessness here. Len, Luigi, Palino, Slater & Cook have all used Chuang for their own ends but for Slater to cry foul at ‘shooting the messenger’ is just an absurdity, because in this case it is the messenger and all those who were looking to gain politically from the message who are the problem here.
What-she-says-is-true to what-she-says-isn’t-true in less than a week is a record even for Slater.