Don’t let it ever be said that Greens don’t keep their election promises. Keith – in hindsight, quite foolishly – promised to run the streets of Epsom naked if Act’s Rodney Hide won that electorate. Keith was so confident that the Act leader couldn’t win, he was prepared to put his body on the line. The rest, of course, is history.
So, today, just a week after the result, Keith made good on his promise. He got painted up for the occasion: suitably for the posh Epsom electorate, he had a business suit painted on him. The Herald website reports:
The Greens’ Keith Locke this afternoon fulfilled his promise to walk naked along Broadway if Act’s Rodney Hide won the Epsom seat in last weekend’s election. Clad in socks, shoes a Calvin Klein g-string and body-painted to look like he was wearing a green suit, Mr Locke strutted his stuff down Broadway.
The 61-year-old’s nude dash provoked gasps and giggles from passing pedestrians, and beeps from passing cars. At the end of his walk Mr Locke thanked his supporters, but observed the spring weather in Auckland was a little chilly.
The moral of the story? If you’re going to bet your body on a particular election result, get some polling done first…