Clark gone. Peters gone. ACT more than doubling its share in a week (as we predicted). Rodney romps in in Epsom (as predicted). Not a bad night at all.
The two most corrupt politicians in New Zealand history have left the building.
And two selfless patriots – Roger Douglas and John Boscawen – have entered.
(I’ve only spoken to ACT’s fifth MP David Garrett once by phone. But his standing in the Sensible Sentencing Trust suggests he’ll be a strong MP.)
The sad thing for me was seeing my friend Stephen Franks not only miss Wellington Central, but also miss getting in on National’s list.
By one lousy place.
What a waste of a thoughtful and talented man to rank him 60th.
I am inspired to see John Key realise his 35 year goal to be PM. If he looked euphoric, it’s because he’s been planning for this day since we was 12.
John is the nice guy he seems. It’s incredible what he’s achieved, both in business and in politics.
If he can run the country the way he’s run his life so far, we’ll be in good shape.
Let’s hope, with ACT’s support, he can.