Vernon is still baffled, this time over John Key’s support for Dear ex-Leader, Helen Clark.
Contrast Little’s stance with Prime Minister John Key’s enthusiastic championing of Clark, his former rival, as the next United Nations chief.
There are no signs the straw poll overnight will contain any better news for Clark, who has languished down the league tables so far.
But Key has been unstinting in his efforts, leading US Vice-President Joe Biden to joke he thought she must be Key’s sister.
There must have been times when Key felt like telling her the game is up, especially now a couple of countries with veto powers have been tipped among her “discourage” votes. But he has steadfastly insisted in public that the call to quit is hers, not his, to make. Read more »