The so called "nice" party have once again proven that just under the services they're actually nasty and dangerous:
"The Greens had previously denied involvement, however, Dr Norman told media this morning Green Party member Jolyon White, the partner of Dr Norman's executive assistant, was the person who coordinated the defacing."
Russel Norman has already changed his story from "the Greens had no involvement" to "the actions are those of individuals, not the Green Party" and is claiming he had no idea about it, despite it being the partner of his EA who organised the crime.
My first thought about this story was the similarity to the Exclusive Brethren in 2005, when the Exclusive Brethren told Don Brash they would be making some leaflets to distribute to warm people about the Green's policies.
The Greens later claimed that Don Brash was behind the entire thing and that he lied when he said he didn't recognise the leaflets (what, they thought he designed them for the Exclusive Brethren too?).
But then I realised - the Exclusive Brethren paid for their own leaflets, distributed them all themselves, and broke no rules or laws while expressing their own political opinion.
By contrast, the Green Party have been plotting this crime since at least October, secretly defaced private property under cover of darkness and blatantly ignored electoral law.
I wonder whether the media will hound the Green Party about their nasty behaviour for the last two weeks of the campaign - or does that only happen to right wing politicians?
UPDATE: Russel Normal has admitted that his EA (not just the EA's partner) has known about this planned crime for months, but still claims he had no idea about it.
UPDATE II: The Greens are down 2% on iPredict today already - that's 3 MPs gone for them.