There have been two this week.
First, John Key's rejection of any future dealings with NZ First and or Winston Peters.
Second, John McCain's choice of Governor Palin as his presidential running mate.
McCain is to be applauded. Less than 24 hours after Obama's schmaltzy showbiz acceptance of the Donks nomination, McCain stole the media limelight which his surprise announcement.
Let's compare the two teams.
Obama whose ONLY executive experience was a few years chairing a terrorist's charity and supervising distribution of over $100m to dubious recipients is teamed with an aging and vain political hack whose only serious achievement has been to become known as a wind bag. Both of these men are effective spruikers but none have any principles on which to spruik and no record of performance. Two word summary: Shallow and risky
McCain whose record of experience and judgment is impeccable, along with Sarah Palin whose own record is equally impressive and who is unmistakably identified with the aspirations of blue collar America. Two word summary: Safe and exciting
I'd say that, failing an unforeseen disaster, the game is already over and Mr Obama can slink back to the back streets of Chicago where he belongs..