Jock Hobbs Yellow Cards PM
I can't think of anyone else in new Zealand who could persuade Helen Clark to rewrite her speech to the IRB on the grounds that it would portray the country as conceited and arrogant. Well, what would you espect?
Prime Minister Helen Clark also revealed yesterday how she was told by NZRU chairman Jock Hobbs to rewrite her speech to the IRB after concerns it could portray New Zealand as conceited and arrogant.
Clark had initially intended to make reference to the success of the Lord of the Rings and New Zealand's 1987 World Cup win. "Jock was concerned to get the tone right - no gloating, no self-assuredness, no cockiness," said Clark's spokesman Mike Munro.
If Labour wanted to guarantee a fourth term it would steal another Gnat policy and reintroduce knighthoods, then appoint Sir Jock as the party leader.