The arrogance

Clark was just asked in the House whether she was setting a bad example for others by leaking cabinet documents.

Her reply was staggering in the arrogance.

Basically it was that it is up to the PM how all documents are released and “by definition I can not leak”.

So even bodies with statutory independence like the Police Complaints Authority, are subject to the PM’s whim as to how their reports are made public.

UPDATE: Dim in the comments provides the comparison quote, which is nicely appropriate:

‘If the president does it, it’s not illegal.’

– Richard M Nixon. 1977

UPDATE 2: Rodney has the Hansard quotes.

Also love comment no 6 on Rodney’s blog by Darren – “By definition I cannot leak- but Dover Samuels can!!!”

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