Thursday, September 08, 2005
Am I alone in thinking Winston Peters has acted admirably with his decision not to support either major party in a coalition?
Peters, it seems, is willing to put aside promises of a lofty position in Cabinet, willing to put aside his potential role as 'King-maker' (which Peter Dunne has delightedly tried to install himself as), and willing to put aside the playing off of National against Labour for self-gain.
Instead he wants NZ First to sit on the cross-benches. This sounds like someone who understands MMP. I might even go so far to say that it sounds like someone acting in the best interests of democracy.