On one hand we have the new on our scene foreign billionaire who is wanted by the US authorities and already has a conviction for insider trading.
On the other hand, two government ministers, both leaders of their parties, both long-standing public figures, both reputed to be upstanding.
Who's winning? Kim Dotcom, hands down.
For a political junkie like me, it's fascinating watching. Mr Dotcom appears to be playing with Messrs Key and Banks. It's a slow form of torture, leading them inexorably to their fate. Kind of like the death machine in Kafka's In The Penal Colony. Which is kind of apt for a government that most closely resembles the authorities in Kafka's works.
Verlaines - Over the Moon, 1997