Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Ministerial responsibility

"The prime minister is responsible for the general conduct of his ministers."

Shit gets real in the House today. Speaker Lockwood Smith adjudicates over the finely worded question and supplementaries from Phil Goff to John Key:
Does he standby his statement “All I can say is that in the 22 months that Mr Hide has been a Minister in my Government he’s shown very good judgement and he has my full support”?
The fun starts here. HT Bomber.
And after John Key blamed MMP for the Garrett mess, all I can add is:
Keep a sense of proportion, prime minister.