"What matters in politics is ideas... Too often we're consumed with what one individual does or doesn't do or doesn't say. But the battle of ideas I think is a really important part of the idealism of participating in politics. And I've always said I've wanted to leave before the idealism dried up."
He will be missed. His replacement probably wears pearls. This could get very interesting very quickly.
Oh, and good on the NZ Bloggers' Union providing comic relief over the Otautahi earthquake. From each according to their talents, to each according to their needs.