Laila Harre got her nose in a knot yesterday when John Key called Kim Dotcom her sugar daddy.
He is a political sugar daddy funding not just her but the Internet Party, all it’s candidates and at least one Mana one- Georgina Beyer.
But he’s not just paying Harre a salary he’s dressing her as well:
She looked swish in the Internet Party official pics and I wondered whether she’d also been seeing a stylist but she said, no, she just “did a big shop”. Where did she do her big shop? “At Smith & Caughey’s.” Good heavens. Who paid? Dotcom?
The truth hurt Harre but the story hurt Labour more.
It made three policy announcements yesterday and they hardly got a mention.
I was listening to talkback on the three and a half hour drive home from Christchurch last night.
The host asked if the sugar daddy story was important.
No-one said it was. When asked what did matter they talked about National policies that are working and Labour didn’t get a mention.