Friday, May 14, 2010

They kept this quiet

Last Friday, someone tried to set fire to Government House. You'd have expected an arson attack against the official residence of the Governor-General (and one of NZ's premier historic buildings) to be big news, at least as big as sticking an axe through the PM's electorate office window, but it seems to have been hushed up until today.

Now I'm wondering about the alleged offenders motive. Was it political? Are they a whackjob who believes the Governor-General is actually important, rather than being a rubberstamp for the elected government? Or are they just a random firebug?