This reinforces the positive feeling I have toward Helen Clark:
New Zealand Prime Minister Helen Clark says she is not offended by a booklet handed out to media by the Australian Government, which implies she is a control freak.
“I thought it was a hoot and I don’t propose to release the one I have for Mr Rudd,” she said.
She says the briefing notes she has on Mr Rudd are “similarly hootish”.
Ms Clark says she is surprised DFAT would use a booklet drawn up at the last election.
When she was asked by journalists if the booklet was accurate her answer was no comment.
Of course, if this had come out before the last Bledisloe Cup match it might have been a different story.