Remember how the election’s about trust and we can’t trust Helen Clark to be principled?
It now also means we can’t trust her with numbers.
She told a Grey Power meeting that 60 New Zealanders would have been killed in Iraq if National had won the last election. She based that on the assumption that a National-led government would have sent combat troops and we’d have lost the same number on a pro-rata basis as the US which has lost 4,000 people.
She later admitted that 60 was a back of an envelope calculation. She conveniently didn’t mention that Australia sent combat troops, none of whom died in combat.
We’ve got 53 more days of this to go. If she’s this desperate and dirty at the start how low will she go before it finishes?