We blogged yesterday about Russel Norman's personal attack on Colin Craig. Whether or not it's a good idea for Craig to sue Norman, if he feels that he has been defamed, he has a right to a legal remedy.
So that was yesterday. Today Metiria Turei has, whilst Question Time was proceeding, launched a personal attack on John Key, albeit a pretty lame one; check this out:
"So why is this newsworthy?" you may ask. Well Dear Readers; the Greens describe themselves as the party of principle, and above things like personal attacks. And they are so passionate about that, they have a statement of values; here 'tis:
Is there any point in having values if your co-leaders openly flout them? Is calling the Prime Minister "Mr Scaredy Cat" REALLY a good example of Value #6 which requires members to "Engage respectfully, without personal attacks"?
We don't think that the Greens are the party of principle at all; not any more, at least. They may have been in the days of Jeanette Fitzsimons and Rod Donald, but under the leadership of Metiria Turei and Russel Norman, things have gone downhill fast.
The Greens are quick to try and seize the moral high ground on all sorts of issues, but it's a piece of ground they have no right to claim to inhabit. It's just a charade.