For better, for . . .

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.

4 Responses to For better, for . . .

  1. I was just logging in to send you the link to this article, which I have just read on line. You beat me to it!


  2. Redbaiter says:

    Key hasn’t kept a commitment yet. IMHO he’s a shallow charlatan.

    (and I’ll say why later today in a post on my blog)


  3. homepaddock says:

    You might disagree with his commitment’s RB but that doesn’t mean he hasn’t kept them.


  4. Inventory2 says:

    Interesting that when Key again ruled out dealing with Peters in 2011, Goff criticised him for being arrogant towards the electorate. Goff than ruled out dealing with Hone Harawira and the Mana Party, although he will not rule out working with Peters.

    Pot; meet kettle.


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