......The bloggers claimed that Twyford's campaign would be overshadowed by the furore of the supposedly unpopular Tizard slipping back into Parliament.
Privately, none of the bloggers believed that their strategy would amount to much, but were incredulous when certain media players started taking it seriously.
What gobsmacked the bloggers particularly - and fatally for Twyford - was that the Labour Party panicked. "
You see, McCarten just could not bring himself to write the words 'Kiwiblog' and "Whaleoil" as he blamed unspecified evil 'right wing bloggers' for the Labour Party's forthcoming loss of the Mt Albert By election.
(Adolf can picture him sitting there, eyes screwed up tight, white knuckles gripping his pen, hand shaking. Anger welling up at the sheer incompetence of the bimbos over at the Labour Party's outlet for flatulence, The Standard. He's right of course. Both Whaleoil and David Farrar are intelligent successful men while the Standard is run by pimply faced school kids.)
Yes, that's right. Before the candidates are even chosen, McCarten is calling a win for National.
Of course he doesn't actually SAY that but you can smell it in everything he says. The left has thrown in the towel before the race even starts.
McCarten even gives the tortured Phil Goff the political doup de grace he deserves.
"If I was a Labour MP I wouldn't volunteer to share a foxhole with Goff when the shooting starts."