Now, Megan Campbell is a social media friend of ours. She's a National Party supporter, and narrowly missed selection for the Coromandel electorate this year, but her time will come. And she had an interesting exchange with Phil Goff on Twitter the other night which we reproduce with her permission. She said this to Mr Goff:
Phil Goff responded, and in light of the complaint about John Key's talkback session, his response is very interesting indeed; here 'tis:
"I would if they asked. I love going on Radio Live." That's a pretty emphatic statement from the Leader of the Opposition; if he was given the chance, he would do the same as the PM did; get an hour's free publicity, without mentioning politics. And all power to him if he did.
That, of course, begs the question; if Phil Goff did a politics-free hour of talkback radio on RadioLive, would Chris Flatt, general secretary of the Labour Party complain to the Electoral Commission that his party leader breached both the Broadcasting Act and the Electoral Act?
Or is Labour's outrage over DJ John's radio session of the faux variety, and somewhat hypocritical? Ah; so many questions...