Oui, there's a seriously easy thesis just sitting there for any bright young thing to simply add up ACT's column-inches from the mainstream dailies' archives and compare it to their actual vote. Or time in govt. Or compared to say the coverage/time in gov for the Alliance or NZF.Liquefaction and Brent Crude have brought it home and the pennies have finally dropped. Toupe Jean can't do it alone, and NAT needs ACT. Only NACTZI can deliver. Hence Granny and Armstrong's desperate promotion of the putrefying corpse; and its only possible resucitation via the blatant electoral rort of Epsom. Friendless and alone: save for its icy grip on the sole influence on the waiving voter and the cynical strategists of Epsom. The former should suffice. Temporarily.
Please find it in your heart to forgive me for doubting your ability in forecasting the future of this squeaking noise that's begging for survival. Let me begin writing its obituary now:It was a dark and stormy night They fled ungently into that dark nightAghast at its future of nothingness and decay they rattled and slunk away ... Their collapsing fell in torrents unchecked by the violent winds alarmed at the loss of their warrants they struggled in vain to rescind ...all together now ... Diana :]-
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