Jaquie Brown: Candidates a la carte

John Palino poses with St Pierre's Sushi.
John Palino poses with St Pierre's Sushi.

If only the mayoral candidacy were as easy as "they are what they eat". It'd take out all the guesswork, and having to listen to boring policy blither-blather.

Candidates could just rock up, click open their lunch-boxes and behold, a bran muffin and an organic egg and cress sandwich means you're voting for someone who cares for health and wants well-sluiced sewerage pipes. Easy.

John Palino knows this; he's gone for sushi. He's probably got sushi for life now - I'm still waiting for this to happen to me, but I'm probably not famous enough.

Sushi says something, doesn't it? It says: Healthy, fishy, seaweedy, low fatty. It says: Auckland, you bunch of fatties with your urban sprawl, you need to go on a diet.

Come to think of it, I think I saw Len Brown drinking Metamucil. Presumably this says congestion is not okay and he wants his harbour tunnel flowing ASAP.

- Herald on Sunday

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