Sunday, February 27, 2005

A particular view?

So, how great is the "commitment to the principles of the Treaty of Waitangi" that Don Brash is complaining is expected of public servants anyway? Well, in my experience, all that is required is that an applicant for a (serious) public service position is a) aware that there was a Treaty; and b) has some idea of what it says. Bonus points are awarded for knowing that there are two different versions, and extra bonus points for knowing what those differences are. "A particular view"? Hardly - unless you believe that acknowledging brute historical fact is a partisan political conspiracy.