David Farrar at Kiwiblog has tagged me to do an 8 point wish list for 2008.
Here it is. Forgive the little bit of cheating to fit it all in.
1 ACT gains enough seats in the 2008 election to have the option of forming a coalition government with National-without the Maori Party or NZ Future.
2 ACT leader Rodney Hide becomes Minister of Finance and presides over huge tax cuts and a dramatic reduction in the powers of the IRD. Housing prices continue to drop but the negative effects are ameliorated by the tax cuts.
3 ACT’s Heather Roy gets a well deserved Cabinet post, preferably Health.
4 Stephen Franks gets back into Parliament on the National banner and becomes Minister of…….Education.
5 An ACT/National coalition repeals the anti smacking legislation and the Electoral Finance Act.
6 The Green Party and NZ First both fall below 5% of the vote and are eliminated from Parliament. The Greens go back to organic farming and use Winston as compost.
7 The world wakes up to China’s intentions and boycotts the Olympic Games and issues a “touch Taiwan and you’re history” ultimatum. The NZ China Free Trade Deal fails.
8 Hillary beats Barack for the US Democratic nomination and is then soundly defeated by a Republican, preferably Ron Paul.
PS The NZ Warriors to finally win the National Rugby League Grand Final.