In this post, David Farrar and commenters praised the intervention of John Key in resolving the private dispute between Auckland Museum and the Hillary family. I took a contrarian position arguing it was no business of the Prime Minister involving himself in a private dispute even if it was Sir Ed Hillary. I mean, where's the line drawn? But as a result of my stance I received much abuse and condescension.
I simply ask readers to do the following:
1. Read the Kiwiblog post and my comments.
2. Consider what I say there in light of the statement below by Helen Clark.
"The government's role is whatever the government defines it to be."