Nick Smith can get away with bullying and intimidation.
Gerry Brownlee can break the rules he’s meant to enforce.
Murray McCully can have his department try and hide Malaysian sex criminals.
Jonathan Coleman can lie about what he knew about the FBI and Dotcom while he was granted permanent residency.
And that’s before we start talking about Judith and her glass of milk, or Hekia’s incompetence. (or trawling back further to the likes of English’s dodgy expenses).
John Key promised higher standards for his Ministers, but they appear to have carte blanche.
The likes of Coleman can claim to be following his example I suppose – with the number of times Key’s misled parliament (only some of which he’s corrected).
But we seem to have a number of sackable offences, but no sack.
I guess when you have a list that’s brought in the likes of Aaron Gilmore and Claudette Hauiti there’s not much of a pool to be choosing new ministers from; but have National never heard of responsibility for one’s actions?