Trans-Tasman has some good advice for the Government in discussing the ACC funding issue:
Which may be why the Nats have gone coy on making Michael Cullen the Chairman of Mighty River Power’s Board.
They also recall John Tamihere’s famous comment about Cullen’s ability to “cut a deal on a piece of legislation, he can change a single word in a piece of legislation without those other bastards [coalition partners] knowing about it, and it melts down everything they wanted.”
If it happens with coalition partners, imagine Cullen running an SOE under a National Govt.
That is a good reason, plus the angry horde of National Party members who would encircle the Beehive and try to burn it down if they appointed Cullen as an SOE Chair this year.