I have always wondered what would have happened if the Alliance had won power and Jim Anderton had become Prime Minister with his no dissent allowed management style.
Well I think I have found the answer in Saparmurat Niyazov.
I’m not sure which of his exploits is most funny:
a) naming a meteorite after himself
b) ordering a giant ice palace to be built in the middle of the desert
c) banning television presenters from wearing makeup as he can’t tell the male and female ones apart (wait until he meets our all blacks!)
d) making his autobiography required reading in all schools
The only sad thing is that this guy is not a work of fiction, but does actually rule over 4.5 million people.