Anyway, the Herald reports that Peter DaviS told Paul Holmes yesterday on Q+A (which we might get around to watching layer today) about Helen's feelings post-election:
Helen Clark felt rejected after losing the election and took a while to come to terms with it, her husband, Peter Davis, revealed yesterday.
The pair appeared on TVNZ's Q & A show and in response to a question from Paul Holmes about what the former Labour Prime Minister was like in the weeks after the November 8 election loss, Professor Davis gave his insights.
"I think she felt rejected, because she felt she had done a good job - which I also believe - and had put her best foot forward and had been an almost incomparable Prime Minister and yet somehow the public had not seen that the same way," he said.
"So it took some time for her to come to terms with that and if I was in that position, I'd feel the same way, I guess."
A couple of things stand out - according to Davis his wife "had been an almost incomparable Prime Minister" - we guess that's true. Helen Clark is not our greatest Prime Minister ever, if for no other reason than that she lost touch with everyday New Zealanders - if she was ever in touch. We reckon "incomparable" is a pretty good word though - never before has New Zealand had a Prime Minister so desperate to cling to power that she put herself above the law on numerous occasions. Even Muldoon at his worst was no match for Clark in that regard!
As for the "rejection" thingee - we've just had a sudden surge of memory - the word was - DIDDUMS!