The UnAustralian

Saturday, November 01, 2003
The Golden Years

Having just blogged about New Zealand's history and read about the Rocky Horror Picture Show in Singapore, has made me think back to Robert Muldoon years. Sure he cynically used racist policies for votes, ran up huge debts, and was a complete suck up to both Britain and the US; but time washes these sins away leaving behind good memories.

Muldoon was a hard drinking, journalist bashing, Rocky Horror performing leader of the New Zealand conservatives. His hobbies included supporting basic rights for homosexuals, calling elections while drunk and hanging out with violent gangs. Given George Bush and John Howard innate boringness and moralising, I frequently find myself wishing that the old style conservatives could make a come back.
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