“One small schlep for Colin, one giant sheep for Colin-kind.”
You can imagine the furious turmoil that erupted from the Prime Minister’s Office as Colin Craig’s latest weird beliefs surfaced this morning when he told Marcus Lush on Radio Live that he doesn’t believe or not not believe that a man was put on the moon. After the chemtrails and climate denial stuff, National must be freaking out that their plan to gift Colin an electorate to slide in 4 Conservative Party MPs is up in flames when Colin keeps going to the lunacy fringe for policy ideas.
There’s just no way they can seriously consider him now. Can you imagine the election from the Opposition next year? Constant questions about moon landings, chemtrails and climate denial 101 will ridicule National’s association with a Party that seems barley literate and National can’t risk it. Satirists will have a field day…
National-Conservative Party 2014
-John Key agrees to ban all chemtrails
-’Know your place’ social media campaign urging fewer women in science and more into ‘domestic sciences’ like cooking and giving birth.
-Change lyrics in national anthem from ‘God save NZ’ to ‘God smite NZ’
-Double all man made pollution to prove Global Warming isn’t caused by humans while running public relations campaign reminding Greens that God showed Noah a rainbow and promised not to flood the earth providing irrefutable evidence that the ice caps can never melt.
So what do National do? With Banks finally acknowledging what everyone else accepted years ago, that he is dead as ACTs leader, a last minute rush to put a credible right wing candidate in as leader is throwing up Matthew Hooton’s name as a possible replacement.
Here is why the Left should be terrified.
-Hooton would win Epsom and drag more far right libertarian vote to him to make ACT bring in another MP.
-Hooton as a candidate would be ferocious and unequaled.
-Hooton as a candidate would produce policy far more dangerous than moon boy and the Conservatives could ever intellectually devise.
Here is why it won’t happen.
-ACT are run by old men with far too much money and zero creative talent. This is the Party that gave leadership to Rodney Hide, Don Brash and John Banks for Christ’s sake, there is no way they have the mental ambition to even think of Hooton as a candidate in the first place.
-Hooton has more skeletons in his closet than all the Auckland cemeteries put together.
-Would he really want a drop in pay scale from Corporate evil to just Political evil?
If Hooton becomes the leader of ACT, National have a chance to win while looking like they are walking away from religious extremists. It allows Key to masquerade as moderate while looking to empower a candidate who is so far to the right he makes Mussolini look like a Green Party MP.