Labour is really desperate
After the strategy to attack John Key's addresses backfired, Labour was back for more today - this time about Key being in business with some people four years after they allegedly designed and built a leaky home.
Labour has lost the plot. You wonder what will happen next, as Colin Espiner says
What’s next? A breathless account about how Key failed to return his overdue books to the Christchurch Public Library in 1973? A thunderous denunciation of the National leader for failing to donate to a boy scout fundraising drive?
Labour’s strategy is clear enough - to make Key appear shifty and untruthful. But running a personal attack campaign is risky at the best of times, and usually only succeeds if public sympathy rests with the attacker, rather than the attacked.
(Labour) should get on with governing the country. That’s what Labour was elected to do - and the only thing that will give it any chance of doing again in 2008. Not making wet bus ticket attacks on Key, which only serve to underline just how serious a threat Labour believes he is.