When John Key pushed his GCSB amendments through – amendments with over-reaching powers and too little oversight (see: JK – I don’t look at SIS OIAs…) he told us that if you had nothing to hide, there was nothing to fear.
Well John, the worm turns, and now surely the logic can be thrown back at him:
If John Key has nothing to hide, he has nothing to fear from a full enquiry into the Dirty Politics saga.
Surely his and Judith Collins offices should be opened up (and presumably found to be whiter than white) by a full, wide-reaching government enquiry.
Or will it turn out the book and emails have substance after all?
Of course other things may be thrown up – like the lack of Prime Ministerial oversight of our Intelligence Services. We elect people to high-office not to delegate their authority and responsibility away. As celebrity directors are finding – if it’s your name on the tin, you will be held responsible.
And for a leader – they must have responsibility for their minions.