Don Brash on Agenda this morning, being interviewed about his chauvinistic post-debate comments:
SIMON But when you said you didn’t want to interrupt Helen Clark on the basis that she was a woman. It suggested that you believe men and women to be unequal.
DON No no I did not say that. I was asked – you weren’t shouting and screaming as much as Helen Clark was in the debate was the question. I said look I don’t regard it as terribly mature for adults to shout and scream at each other in any circumstance and particularly inappropriate for men to shout and scream at women. There's too much of that going on now. Now it was a light hearted remark, it did not suggest in any way that I was reluctant to interfere, interrupt, interject against Helen Clark...
Don Brash on Monday night, after being trounced in the leader's debate:
"Well, I think it's not entirely appropriate for a man to aggressively attack a woman and I restrained myself for that reason," he said.
"Had the other combatant been a man my style might have been rather different."
Looks like reluctance to me... not to mention an attempt to rewrite history to paper over his autopodophagy.