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Result of "Anti-Smacking referendum"

Filed in: Tetrap.Local.

The results of the "Anti-Smacking referendum" were published in the paper this morning. Summed up, they are:

  1. Sue Bradford thinks New Zealanders are stupid and were confused by the question.

  2. Jonkey is going to have another coffee and let a committee consider the ramifications.

  3. Oh, and one bunch of idiots wrote abuse on the ballots, which would have only been read by the electoral counters who had nothing to do with the referendum in the first place.

Another triumph for democracy!

I'm not saying it was a total waste of time, as it does prove once again that politicians only care what the public thinks if it's an election year.

Posted August 22, 2009 10:20 AM


*blinks* you had a referendum on whether or not to smack your politicians?

Oh you must post more about this.

Posted by: Kiri | August 22, 2009 6:34 PM

I suspect the result will be: nothing changes other than lowering everyone's opinion of refferenda (referendii?)

BTW what's happened to The Cat Who Walked Through Time II link (or for that matter the periodical itself?)

Posted by: david R | August 22, 2009 7:47 PM

Hmm, I didn't notice that the domain had gone bad! That's a bit of a shame. :(

Posted by: Alden | August 23, 2009 11:21 AM

Yay! I love the pretend democracy we have in NZ!

Posted by: Jeff Stone | August 26, 2009 6:08 PM

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