After we posted on the woeful Hillary Calvert last night - the phone started to go off.
It appears that deep within in ACT there is a realisation of an urgent need to revitalise the Party list.
Hillary Calvert is likely to disappear as it has already be decided she is too much of a liability. And it seems, that Heather Roy is likely to be asked to consider stepping aside for someone with more intellectual grunt and political nouse.
So the big news is Cactus Kate has been asked to become an ACT candidate.. And despite her being particularly hard to pin down as she swans around the world she did concede she would rule nothing out. In fact her first words when we asked her if it was true was
" How did you know wench?"
We just told her that our deep throat was bigger than her deep throat.
We would have to admit that her grey matter was awash in bubbles at the time and apparently she was smack dab in the middle of some Pacific Hunkfest which would account for the lack of sophistication of her answer to our political probe.
We also know that she has been considering, due to her advancing years and growing bank balance, that she needs to put down roots - not dud roots - real roots. Like buy a house or at least an apartment.
She has only just left New Zealand on a very low key visit but we know that she spent an awful lot of quality time with some key ACT decision makers and is due back again soon
So we hope that ACT pushes her hard to accept- she will increase the current intellectual depth of the party 10 fold.
If she gets to be an MP then we reckon you will see packed houses for question time.
And she will scare the bejeesus out of Key.