If you haven't seen this lamentable exchange in Parliamentary questions between Green Party MP Julie Anne Genter and Transport Minister Gerry Brownlee, you probably should. On the one hand, it's a fairly technical line of questioning on the Roads of National Significance project from Genter. On the other, it's a series of fatuous answers from Brownlee.
The government of which Brownlee is a part has made much of its intentions around quality spending and its stewardship of the public dollar. Brownlee's conduct makes it hard to credit such a boast.
The saddest thing is that Brownlee runs out of material at the end and has to trot out same, lame greenie jokes again. Brownlee seems to think it's funny. I can think of fourteen billion reasons why it isn't.