It occurs to Adolf that Clark may well instruct her surrogates on the Priviledges Committee to vote "guilty" when the committee eventually makes a decision, thereby allowing her to avoid direct personal responsibility for sacking Peters.
This would allow her to again snuggle up to him after the election, in the unlikely event he survives.
Clearly Helen Clark's standard of accountability for Ministerial Maoris from nga Puhi (MMP) has moved from 'rumours swirling around' (Dover Samuels) to 'he's not in jail yet.' (Winston Peters)
The Eleanor Catton Saturday Series: Part II
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