Quote of the week:
…confidence and supply agreements: “They’re like marriage documents – they’re not just for Christmas…They’ve given the government great balance.”
It comes from John Key in a Sunday Star Times profile.
It says a lot about the man and his attitude to commitments he makes.
In coalitions, as in marriage, choosing the right partner in the first place is important and he deliberately ruled out one:
No one believed me, but I was absolutely convinced that on election night 2008, if Peters held the balance of power, I was going to ring Clark and say `it’s all yours’. Because I knew I might be able to put together a government – vaguely – but it would never last. He’s never lasted. Every prime minster has sacked him in the end – it’s just dysfunctional.”
That, in contrast to his predecessor, is very clear evidence that this is a man a principle who does not want power at any cost.