I know, I know. I shouldn’t be so hard on the Greens, they are stumbling about attempting to do good, but sweet Zombie Jesus have they just given up even trying to implement a coherent strategy?
After righteously attacking anonymous donations and anonymous money they are running a donations campaign using an anonymous donor.
I know, what the fuck right?
The party sent out an email in co-leader James Shaw’s name, requesting donations big and small, as someone has offered to match donations dollar-for-dollar up to $25,000.
The email describes the donor as a ‘champion’ whose potential contribution will give the party a boost it desperately needs to hire a world-class campaign director for the 2020 election.
A spokesperson won’t reveal who the mystery donor was, but said they’re a long-term supporter of the party.
…now sure, the name will be declared eventually once the annual returns are in, and yes this is all well within the rules, but you can’t demand an end to anonymous cash, and then take one and use the loopholes you’re declared to close to hide that identity.
It can be immediately construed as pure hypocrisy.
The glib response from some anonymous staff member that there’s nothing wrong with all of this is the diarrhoea icing on this shit cake…
“We don’t see any contradiction in calling for those rules to change for all parties so that big money can be kept out of politics, including an annual cap of $35,000 on donations from any individual.
…ummmmmm, you can’t see any contradiction in these two positions? Come on, there’s wilful blindness and taking the piss.
This is taking the piss.
Let’s hope Simon Bridges picking a fight with a slushy and losing keeps the media off this story.