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Wednesday, May 14, 2008

All steamed up over buyback

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It was difficult to know why Cullen was so incensed. Was it Key's claim that Labour in general and him in particular had been deceitful? Or the claim that the Prime Minister's chief of staff Heather Simpson had successfully pushed for the buyback in the face of the Finance Minister's opposition that the price was too high?

Heather Simpson has been described as New Zealand's most powerful unelected official - ever.  So this doesn't surprise me at all.  No wonder Cullen is easily aggravated and often appears grumpy when he's over ruled by the likes of Heather Simpson.