Ha. Fat chance he wasn't.
It's not a role I'd want, aside from the money. If your ego demands recognition, feeding it with second place in a position which no one will remember in 5 years hardly cuts the mustard..
I'd head to the Foreign Minister's chair myself. More free travel opportunities.
Winston would probably prefer a new position, Minister for Winston Peters, in the new Department of Winston Peters....
You voted for National, so why bag Peters? You want him on board so that Bill is PM
Just got an alert while typing, Paula Bennett says National wants to talk to the Greens. Must be desperate to want to sell them out than get NZF seats.
Is that a serious overture to them or just another negotiating/PR tactic. E.G Reminding Peters that if they would have the numbers with either him or the Green Party. Also by making the Green Party say no they get to say to the public they tried but the mean old Greens wouldn't return their call.