Monday, November 14, 2005

Winston at APEC

Winston is at APEC for his first assignment as the Opposition Minister of Foreign Affairs. The related video on the TVNZ page has interviews with both Phil Goff and Jim Sutton saying they have confidence in Winston Peters (although Jim actually resorted to team solidarity rather than explicitly express confidence in Winston). Somehow the reporter forgot to ask the followup questions, "If you have confidence in Winston, why are you in Korea to look after him?" and "Why is Winston not giving any interviews, but you are?"

And on a related note:
However he has not yet managed to secure a meeting with United States Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice.
He's slipping. I remember when he was pretending that he had a one-on-one meeting with Ronald Reagan. Now he's setting his sights lower and even worse, he's let it be known publicly that he wants a meeting without having secured the meeting.