Outspoken Wanganui mayor Michael Laws has confirmed he will not run for mayor again in elections in October.Well don't worry, because you'll still be able to read his reactionary hate-mongering column every week in the Sunday Star Times.
And he'll still be the same bullying clown on the radio waves, tendering a wide range of odious opinions on the state of the world, as if he is the beneficiary of some greater wisdom than the rest of us. And what wisdom! Let us not forget how Laws performed when he was in Parliament and had a chance to change the country forever. How did that work out for him? The words "miserable failure" spring to mind.
Laws says he wants to spend more time with his family. Fair enough. I suppose even the worst type of person can still be a loving parent. Nobody is born entirely evil or without compassion.
But here's an intriguing promise. Laws says he's not done with local politics. Perhaps that ego just needs a bigger stage to strut on. The whole "time with family" thing may be a ruse.
He added that he had accomplished what he set out to do as mayor, but would not step back from local politics altogether.Are you thinking what I'm thinking? Dear God, no, NOT SUPERCITY MAYOR!
If he wins I'm moving to W(h)anganui.*
* Please consider this promise to be in the same category as John Key's "we won't raise GST" pledge.