Tuesday, 4 November 2008

No Jacket required

Showing how farcical and badly written Labours Electoral Finance Act truly is:


Act leader Rodney Hide's canary-yellow jacket has fallen foul of the Electoral Finance Act.

The Electoral Commission wrote to Mr Hide yesterday, saying that under the act the jacket might be an "election advertisement" and therefore required an authorising statement.

Mr Hide said the move showed the absurdity of the act and the Labour-led Government that passed it.

"They have state agents investigating an MP's jacket. They will be checking my underpants next. More

Rodney Hide's yellow jacket carries a slogan, but no authorisation signature. Photo / Martin Sykes

Rodney Hide's yellow jacket carries a slogan, but no authorisation signature. Photo / Martin Sykes

Sure it is a horrible little jacket, paid for by Hide, and it cost too much, but this breaks electoral law when Labours $60,000 taxpayer funded book sent out to the oldies a few weeks back doesn't?

Pass me a bucket.

c Political Animal 2008

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