November 8th, 2008



So as America goes liberal, New Zealand goes conservative. Interesting.

I'm disappointed, because of two things:

1. I remember the last National government and what life was like in New Zealand during that time. I sincerely hope that those who say things have changed since then are right, that the policy narrowing between the 'left' and 'right' here are sufficient to prevent us all getting a nasty reminder. I could be wrong and if I am then I will happily admit it. If I'm right, however, then I will not thank those who voted in this new government for making me live through the reminder they all needed.

2. I fail to understand what about low unemployment, increasing incomes, low national debt and a good standard of living required changing.

That is all. The majority wanted this, now we get to see if what we get is what they wanted.