I commented in a couple of places yesterday that for the first time we have seen the next coalition government in action. Here's the team.
Deputy PM - Bill English
Treasurer and Finance Minister - Rodney Hide
Minster for Maori Affairs
What a magnificently refreshing spectacle they made. A competent, cohesive, positive grouping, fighting for the good of all New Zealanders.
What a tawdry comparison the other losers made. A gaggle of backs to the wall, broke no hopers, fighting tooth and nail for their own selfish interests.
It was a remarkable juxtaposition, summed up by Chris Finlayson's adjectival closing description of the gang leader, Helen Clark.