Imagine if the coalition talks had turned out differently. If Gerry Brownlee's claims of support had been something more substantial than outright bullshit, and if Don Brash had been able to swallow his pride enough to meet Winston's price on superannuation (and why not? The Nats clearly don't believe in sane economic management, and it would just help build the strategic deficit anyway). Then Don Brash would currently be leading a government much like the one we're all bitching about, except with the Maori Party for extra excitement. So naturally, he's calling that government "a dog's breakfast" and saying that it is not one he would have liked to lead.
Is that relief I hear in his voice...?