Archive for July 27th, 2008

Roger goes bonkers

July 27, 2008

Over on kiwiblog this week, Farrar retails a Salient interview with Roger Douglas that raises some serious questions. But they’re questions about Douglas’s mental faculties. And Farrar’s understanding of economics.

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One minute Key

July 27, 2008

The Herald’s unauthorised hagiography Pt2 came out yesterday. As a service to those who can’t get the paper, here’s what “The Man Who Would be PM” reveals:

Key: Alpha male, wants to be PM; no, true. Not much competition on his side. Knows something about finance. Is nice to girls in trouble (hmm) and wants to save world. No, true. Pretty pragmatic and will do whatever it takes.

In short, nice graphics, pity about the article. Almost nothing new or of any serious interest. Unless you think that a high-flying investment banking mate of Key’s coming back to help out is news.

Whatever Crosby-Textor are getting paid, they’ve earned it. Shame on you Herald.

Franken fights dirt

July 27, 2008

Comedian Al Franken is neck-and-neck with incumbent Minnesota senator Norm “W” Coleman. (Background here and here.) He’s been the subject of attack ads and outright lies about his position from his Republican opponent. Now he’s responded with an ad that expresses remorse for some of his past jokes, and then steers the conversation back to the issues.

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