State Services Commissioner Mark Prebble has removed himself from the fray. Just in time to avoid having to face up to a new ministerial line up after November. For my money, this fellow has been one of the most shameful examples of weak and easily manipulated executives we have seen in the top echelons of government for a very long time.
For his own comfort, one hopes he will find somewhere where there are no breasts, inner thighs or long dangly ear rings.
This is the best news the Gnats could have wished for. Clearly, the public service thinks National will be in the chair after November.