Coddington on experience

makes some good points o re Cullen’s attacks on Key:

If Otago University’s medical research department announced it had discovered a cure for cancer, which some years later turned out to be an over-hyped pill made of grass clippings, would we apportion blame to the current Attorney General and Minister of Finance because before he was elected to Parliament he lectured in another department at that university?

A good analogy.

I know who I’d rather have running the country’s economy in these increasingly depressing financial times – someone who’s been out in the real world and knows what it’s like to work in the private sector, where you’re only as good as your last transaction.

As far as I know, neither Clark nor Cullen have ever worked in the private sector, aside from I expect the odd part-time or casual job while studying.

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