While leaders from across the political spectrum were generous in their praise of the Prime Minister following his surprise announcement of his decision to resign Winston Peters could not help himself with his churlish and stupid remark that the PM's going meant that he had stopped believing the polls that had that National Party at close to 50% support.
No class, no style, just the musings of an embittered old man that Key has run rings around. The mouthing of someone who cannot understand why someone would walk away from Parliament on his owns terms rather than be carried out in a box.
Today was a time for a certain generosity of spirit. Peters exhibits none of qualities that define true leadership, He prefers and thrives on confrontation to the point where he cannot recognise there are occasions where the put down leaves you looking isolated and sad. This was such an occasion.