The absolutely churlish response by the Greens to John Key's valedictory speech where, unlike members from all other parties represented in the House, they refused to acknowledge his contribution to New Zealand or to shake his hand and where one of their members went feral on Key on facebook, reinforces the view that beneath their so called caring and sharing facade they really are a nasty Party.
I guess they will argue they are being true to their ideals. That John Key is the devil incarnate, does eat babies and is deserving of absolutely no respect at all. But their actions reinforce their shallowness when measured against their own published values ... "Engage respectively and avoid personal attacks". In Parliament and elsewhere you earn your own respect and the Greens will reap what they sew. They have, as a Party, squandered the image of responsibility carefully nurtured by the likes of Rod Donald and Jeanette Fitzsimons. What goes round comes round ... mark my words.
And I note that in a tail wags dog story they have persuaded Labour to agree to ditch the NZ Defence Force long term capital equipment program designed to ensure our armed forces remain mission capable and instead divert the $20b to more worthy programs ... like reinstating homeopathy for pets?????? At least in doing so both Labour and the Greens are showing their true colours.