The Ugly Party

I tend to play it hard and fast when it comes to running stories but I’ve waited to get verification of this one. It’s so ugly I wouldn’t want to run it without having confirmation from a couple of RSA members who saw it happen.

On ANZAC day I had a call from a mate of mine – a Vietnam vet – regarding some truly shameful behaviour he saw at Birkenhead RSA. I rang around another vet who was there who confirmed it. It was also shopped to me by a disaffected Labour party member in the Northcote LEC – McCracken’s selection caused a lot of ill-will and he has upset local party members by failing to consult with them over his campaign.

Labour’s East Coast Ba- er, Northcote candidate Hayden McCracken (aka Hayden McCrazyeye aka the John C Turmel of New Zealand politics) was removed by the management of Birkenhead RSA for using ANZAC as a campaign opportunity. Alongside the equally erstwhile Ann Hartley, McCrazyeye was caught handing out Labour party campaign material and soliciting votes on a day that should be above partisan political activity. If you want to hand out campaign material over the corpses of New Zealand soldiers then you are not fit to hold public office.

It really is a kick in the teeth for veterans to have a Labour candidate campaign in an RSA on a day like this. ANZAC day is a day to, as Helen Clark said, “honour the service and sacrifice of all our veterans, and … pledge that our fallen will never be forgotten”.

The worst part is that he should know better. This wasn’t a silly mistake – it was a deliberate strategy from a perennial failed candidate with a former MP in tow. Just how out of touch is this guy? Does he really think taking a dump on the service of Kiwis who fought for our country is going to win him any votes? This is a fucking disgrace and Clark should dissassociate herself from this loon.

And that to the appaling display by What’s Her Face from Auckland Central, Jonathon Hunt who wouldn’t get out of his car because it was raining and Helen Clark who likes to sleep in and we start to see a pattern here of Labour MP’s disrespecting ANZAC Day.

Shame on them.