Tuesday, October 18, 2005

More coalition strangerness

Helen Clark said on Close-up that Winston Peters will not have an Associate Foreign Minister to act as a safe pair of hands while he swans around the world on foreign pub crawls. Instead Winston will be "working closely" with Helen. At this point, I feel like paraphrasing from a Man for All Seasons:
Why Helen, it profits a woman nothing to give her soul for the whole world... but for a Third Term in Government?
The only consolation is that the all important Trade Negotiations are handled by a different Minister.