John Tamihere’s new deal

By Guyon Espiner In Politics

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24th November, 2012
John Tamihere is the dream Labour Party candidate. He’s earthy, articulate and charismatic. But the thing about dreams is that you wake to find the reality is quite different. And they are sometimes followed by nightmares. You won’t find a person who embodies and articulates the values and attitudes of the New Zealand working-class man better than JT – not in a month of Sundays. But come Monday, the golden boy with the silver tongue could be a dead weight, a lead zeppelin crashing to Earth, punctured with his own dagger of indiscretion. It really depends on which Tamihere shows up. ...

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