David Shearer must have spoken before he thought yesterday; not an unusual trait amongst politicians, of course! Speaking about the Auditor-General's decision to take a look at the tendering process for the convention centre, the Herald quoted him thus:
He said there was "obviously something dodgy" around the deal "otherwise the Auditor General wouldn't take a look".
Now if David Shearer had paused for thought, he would have remembered this (our emphasis added):
Labour list MP Shane Jones has been stood down while the Auditor-General investigates his role in the Bill Liu passport case.Leader David Shearer called in Lyn Provost this afternoon as pressure mounted on Jones to explain why he granted Liu citizenship in 2008, over-ruling the advice of officials.
That's right Dear Readers; the Auditor-General's office is investigating Shane Jones because David Shearer asked them to! Does that mean that there was "obviously something dodgy" around Shane Jones' behaviour in the Bill Liu case? Or does Mr Shearer apply different standards to his own MP's to those to which he applies to the Government?