The lack of political imagination on display here is truly disappointing. Is there no one in TPM with the smarts to realise that barging into the Tauranga by-election with all rhetorical guns blazing is guaranteed to attract massive publicity . . .

 

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Chris Trotter

Known principally for his political commentaries in The Dominion Post, The ODT, The Press and the late, lamented Independent, and for "No Left Turn", his 2007 history of the Left/Right struggle in New...