There is an old adage that if you are going to lie, then you are more likely to get away with it the more outrageous and barefaced the lie. I’m not sure if that is true, but Phil Goff certainly believes this. On the same day that the “hole” in the ACC accounts mushroomed to a staggering $2.5 billion, Phil “I want to be a real boy” Goff made this statement:
“Labour leader Phil Goff said Treasury’s briefing highlighted that National had inherited a healthy set of books and it should not be squandered.”
I’m impressed, Phil. Machiavelli himself couldn’t have told such a whopper. I particularly enjoyed the suggestion that National might squander the money that you have so carefully built up. Very ballsy of you, I must say.
Unfortunately, I think you might find that that nice Mr Key is just lacing up his hobnail boots…