We had an e-mail from the Herald on Sunday yesterday. Blogging must have been pretty dire this week, because they wanted to make our post from yesterday on the asset sales protest in Wanganui their Blog of the Week.
We were hesitant initally, as they were asking for a name. We replied as we have in the past citing that we blog anonymously for good reasons, and so were surprised when they got back to us and said they'd use the post anyway and anonymously; they must have been getting desperate at 6pm last night! So when we read the HoS in a Mt Eden cafe at lunchtime today, there we were!
Interestingly, we note that around a thousand people marched in Auckland yesterday on a fine, mild Saturday afternoon, not that we bothered to go and have a look. Out of Auckland's population of well over a million, that's around the same percentage of the population protesting. On this occasion, those opposing asset sales can genuinely claim to be the 0.1%, whilst those of us who couldn't muster the enthusiasm are the 99.9%!