Darien Fenton: When he told a conference in Auckland last year that it was ridiculous that he could drink three-quarters of a bottle of wine in 90 minutes, yet still be under the legal alcohol limit, was he aware that actually lowering the limit would be a little too nanny State for his colleague Murray McCully?
Hon STEVEN JOYCE: The question is strange in so many ways. Obviously in reference to my slight frame, I am concerned at the thought of my drinking three-quarters of a bottle of wine and then driving. That was the comment I made last year.
What might Darien Fenton have been insinuating here do you think? Was this a devious way of suggesting that McCully has a liking for the bottle? And if that was the case, wouldn't that be a bit ironic, coming as it did from Darien Fenton?
The plot thickens ...