Nov 3, 2008

Hellicopters Most Popular Story On NZ Herald Website

Winston's latest attempts to bluster his way around the truth are really back firing. The Herald is also running with the helicopter photo for 1999 and it is the most read story on its website at present

NZ First leader Winston Peters says he did not use a helicopter for election campaigning - but the photographic evidence suggests otherwise.
Mr Peters has flatly denied using a helicopter to campaign, calling the suggestion "stupid".
"Did you see me flying around in a helicopter? Who would try and campaign out of a helicopter?"
But the Herald has obtained a photographic sequence of a smiling Mr Peters posing before taking off from Gisborne Airport shortly before the 1999 election.
Mr Peters' denial followed a report he demanded the free use of a helicopter during the 1999 campaign from his wealthy backers in the Vela family.
The MP wanted to paint the helicopter in NZ First colours and fly it into rural areas, according to documents obtained by the Dominion-Post.
"Tell him [Philip Vela] to hire me an unmarked helicopter. So I can paint it black/white and NZ First. Then I can drop into small rural towns and schools," he wrote in one.
"Tell those bastards I want a helicopter. Don't give me this crap about the machine needing repairs."

Can anyone explain why Helen is still sticking by Winston?? Isn't Labour fighting this election on the issue of trust?