Today showed the difference between a truly gifted politician and an untalented union hack.
John Key let Nick Smith and Bill¬†English, the men who managed to get National to 20.93% of the vote, slip the lead long enough to dream up some dumb shit about giving Maori water rights.
This is basically a free hit for any opposition politician, and anyone aspiring to be the leader of the opposition.
So what happens?
Cunning bastard and NZ First Leader Winston Peters makes the simple play and believing in taking free hits below the belt kicks Key¬†square in¬†the¬†goolies.
National Ministers Bill English and Nick Smith have been holding negotiations behind closed doors with the powerful Iwi Leaders Group to carve up fresh water resources.
These discussions were forced on the Government once the Prime Minister, against the majority view, began privatising power companies whose only real asset is New Zealand‚Äôs water. Maori quickly demanded that if private interests could own our water why couldn‚Äôt they?
This is one more issue that arrogant National Ministers have blundered into.¬†http://bit.ly/1aYP0gn