Michael Cullen is leaving, how sad for all of us.
Before we all get weepy beyond control lets remind ourselves how good he really was.
* Taking New Zealand to the brink of economic destruction at a time when the economy was at its best in generations.
* achieving amongst the highest taxes in the world.
*Using those taxes on handouts to those that didn't earn it in the first place.
*leaving middle income people with high debt as a result of those high taxes.
Failing to cut taxes even though faced with the biggest economic boom in generations.
*Leaving Kiwis with the aftermath, massive state debt and huge financial holes in all Government "services".
*growing Government spending by 50% in the last 5 years while the economy grew less than 26%-from about $42 billion to 62 billion!
*saddling kiwis with record numbers of useless bureaucrats.
*allowing the Auckland Airport shareholders to lose more than $1 billion in income.
*buying KiwiRail at 100% more than it was worth.
*Calling those who earn over $60,000 PA "rich pricks".
There is much more but this rich prick has to go to work.
How appropriate though that he gets a job as one of the head posties at the Post Office, where all the dead politicians go when incoming Governments don't know where else to put them.
Still, like the bulk of his life Cullen will continue to feed off the State tit because he is incapable of anything productive.
Hasn't he done well.
c Political Animal 2009