Unsurprisingly, Steve Braunias has picked Hekia Parata as his "victim" for his Secret Diary column this week, and it's a cracker; here's how the week ends for the embattled Education Minister:
THURSDAY7am. There is not a chance in hell that I will back down on the Government's resolve to build a brighter tomorrow by returning to the past when caretakers took care of things.8am. John calls from London. It sounds as though he's at a concert. "Oh, wow!", he shouts. "Paul McCartney's come on to the stage! I've always been a fan of Wings. OK. Let me make this quick."2pm. Call a press conference. Ow. Ow. Ow.FRIDAYSummoned the staff to get the egg off my face."Where is everybody?" I screamed at the one person who showed up."They muttered something about hating you, so now they've got new jobs," he said.And then he reached into the pocket of his overalls, pulled out a lump of putty, and said, "So where's the window that needs fixing?"
This is a most amusing piece by Steve Braunias. To appreciate just how the week ends, go and read the whole piece at the link above.
And credit to Braunias for something else. He tweeted the link to the Secret Diary of Hekia Parata, and in the tweet he said "Disclosure: I hate everything about her". At least he's being up-front about his dislike of Hekia Parata; perhaps some of his media colleagues might like to do likewise, instead of trying to pass themselves off as neutrals when their political preference is there for everyone to see.