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Farewell to the distinguished gentleman 

In the post-mortems on Don Brash’s time as Leader of the Opposition, one word keeps surfacing: . That , say the , was too much of a gentleman to confront the major-asshole comments of the likes of Dr Michael Cullen. In fact, Cullen said much the same thing, without referring to himself as an asshole.
   This is very sad. Most of is gentle, so if this is a , Don Brash should not be the exception in being a fellow—yet he was. Even if I complain about him, at least I found affinity with this aspect of his . I imagine many did, and wish there were more people with a sense of in Parliament.
   Our only solution is to bear this in mind at the 2008 , or even the 2007 local body elections. Who, we should ask, represents our character? Yes, even I might go on about , but our choice should be the person who best reflects not just our policies (for these provide little guidance to what someone does when they are actually in power), but our character and manner. And perhaps even our —Māori concepts often go further than Anglo ones.
   Maybe then we can create a Parliament built around , civility and public —something sorely lacking with this present administration, and the smugness of the likes of the less than competent Finance Minister and the Foreign Minister-outside-Cabinet.
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