Oh God the Novopay fiasco is sounding more and more like a case of Australian used car salesmen scamming the local sleepy hobbits doesn't it?
For all of Steven Joyce's tup thumping, we've been played like chumps.
You get the horrific feeling that Talent2's sales pitch went a something like this...
Talent2: Well, Minister, there's nothing on earth Like a genuine, Bona fide, Electrified, Seven-figure Novopay! What'd I say?
Ministry of Education: Novopay!
Talent2: What's it called?
Steven Joyce & Judith Collins: Novopay!
Talent2: That's right! Novopay! [Caucus chants `Novopay' softly and rhythmically]
Treasury: I hear these things are awfully costly...
Talent2: Don't worry friend, it'll hurt teachers mostly
John Key: Is there a chance the system could bend?
Talent2: not on your life my National friend,
Tau Henare: The charm came of my Speakers ambition
Talent2: Don't worry friend, they intend to lose you to attrition. I swear it's New Zealand's only choice, throw up your hands and raise your voice
Everyone: Novopay, Novopay, NOVOPAY!
Hekia Parata: Novo....D'oh!