With Andrew Little on fire taking a straight shooting no crap approach to Key’s dead eyed duplicity, the tensions inside the Blue Tent of National are at risk of erupting again.
When the TeamKey brand falters, National’s factions sharpen their knives.
The House of Bridges vs Collins’ Coven vs the English-Joyce Alliance who prop up the evil King Joffrey Key.
If Steven Joyce gets scrutinised for the way he shepherded Jason Ede’s career into Key’s Office, there could be the first means for either House of Bridges or Collins Coven to weaken Joyce enough to challenge Key.
Former advisor to Key, deputy chief of staff Phil de Joux, is married to the deputy campaign manager of the National Party, and I think their rumoured role in finding the email from Cathy Odgers that allowed for the distraction of Judith Collins’ resignation was helped by David Farrar’s real time qualitative polling that told Key the exact moment he should jettison Collins as a distraction. If that’s the case, the question is what did de Joux and his wife offer, or have over, Odgers for her to give them the emails?
It was vital that the evidence presented was not based in the book Dirty Politics as that would prove Hager was right, National had to source evidence elsewhere that manufactured them a media distraction from the seriousness of what was being levelled at Key.
From my understanding Collins’ Coven are furious at the dumping of all three reports in one day this week, not because they saw it as swamping the news media, they were angry because they saw it as a direct move by the English-Joyce Alliance to rob Judith of any air time to announce her return from purgatory.
I don’t think it’s a coincidence that Collins’ favourite attack blogger is now tripping up the Prime Minister whom she blames for her public smack down.