In all the media fuss over Nick Smith's resignation and, in particular, the Toxic Tabloid's daily barrage of adverse commentary and negative headlines there seems to be a failure to recognise that New Zealanders are not stupid.
My guess is that new Zealanders will look at the events of this week and thank their lucky stars they have an administration which is honest enough to quickly put things right when things go wrong.
Unlike the other mob.
Reporters and opiners seem to easily forget what it was like when Labour was in power and the most egregious behaviour was defended to the death. The New Auck Times (In The Tank For Labour) carried a headline 'Key's Cabinet Hall of Shame.' What a contrast it is to the despicable performance of the Clark regime.
Tolerated until he ratted on Labour
Clung to while he lied to the privileges committee and was sprung only because an expat multimillionaire came forward and told the truth about his shenanigan.
A serial pervert who was kept on for months after his appalling behaviour became common knowledge.
A predatory poofter, given to grooming young men from across the political spectrum.
I'll bet pounds to peanuts the opinion polls over coming weeks do not give any advantage to Labour or Peters.