So Trevor hassles me on being rude to a barman after a dinner after a lawyer alleges a whole lot more, but then Trevor threatens one of NZ’s most Senior Policeman’s job in front of a group in Parliament?
So is Trevor going to be hounded out of Parliament by the media on this? Or is there one set of rules for some.
You have to admit that Gilmore has a point. Both the former MP and the current MP seemed to use their positions to "heavy" someone. Mr Mallard's infringement however is of more significance, given that it took place in a select committee room, in full public view.
Patrick Gower is now regarded as the ex-officio Leader of the Pack in the parliamentary press gallery. We look forward to the stakeouts of places likely to be inhabited by Mr Mallard, the tearful press conference and ultimately the resignation speech as the media applies the blowtorch to the veteran MP in the way that they did to the junior list MP, led by Mr Gower.
After all, sauce for the goose and all that...