Press Editorial on Doonegate

The Press has an editorial on Doonegate which I think nicely puts things in perspective. They highlight that Clark was elected promising to bring integrity and honesty to the political process and instead that she acted in a way “that would have made former prime minister Sir Robert Muldoon proud” as questions about the employment of the Commissioner of Police must be handled with complete constitutional propriety.

The Press also comments on how her statement “by definition, I cannot leak” was an obvious comparison to what Richard Nixon said. It is interesting that they use the abridged version of the Nixon quote, which has been used on blogs, rather than Nixon’s fuller quote which is “Well, when the President does it, that means that it is not illegal”. However the NZ Herald used the fuller quote.

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